Scanning Head Storage Phosphor Plate Scanner

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: 508
Agency Tracking Number: 30926
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert E. Alvarez
 President
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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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