Altadena Instruments

55 West Del Mar Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 2
Total Value of Awards $120K
First Award Date 01/01/91
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/94

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Cushing Timothy Cushing 1

2 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 94-1
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94

The innovations proposed permit an order-of-magnitude reduction in resource requirements for Channel Electron Multiplier (CEM) instruments by (1) replacing the traditional preamplifier and discriminator with passive amplification and thresholding, (2) utilizing novel accumulators for direct data compression and pulse height distribution monitori...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 91-1
Budget: 01/01/91 - 12/31/91
PI: Unavailable

THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES CHARGE-DOMAIN IMAGE COMPRESSION ON A MONOLITHIC CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICE (CCD) DETECTOR. SUCH A DEVICE WOULD HAVE SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED OUTPUT BANDWIDTH COMPARED WITH EXISTING PIXEL-BY-PIXEL READOUT SYSTEMS. BECAUSE CURRENT IMAGE COMPRESSION ALGORITHMS CAN PROVIDE COMPRESSION FACTORS OF GREATER THAN 10:1 WITH LITTLE VISIBLEDE...