Scanning Head Storage Phosphor Plate Scanner

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
508
Agency Tracking Number:
30926
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aprend Technology
2369 Laura Lane, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert E. Alvarez
President
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The specific problem addressed by the proposed research is the development of a scanner for storage phosphor plates with significantly better positional and intensity accuracy than the current state of the art. The new scanner will be based on the use of a "scanning head" scanning approach which is more simple, accurate, and stable than the approaches previously used. This results in stable and reproducible signal light measurements with a high transfer efficiency from the laser to the plate and a high light collection efficiency. A key innovation of the proposed Phase I research will be the development of a low mass source/detector storage phosphor plate scanning unit. If the research is successful, it can be used as the basis for a commercial scanner for scientific applications. The accuracy provided would give it a substantial competitive advantage in this market over commercially available scanners. Its unique random access scan capability will also provide competitive advantages in this market.

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