IFAE's technology offering and opportunities for collaboration

Find below IFAE's technology offering and opportunities for collaborations in the following sectors:

  • Medical Imaging
  • Quality control & Inspection camera ASICs / FPGAs
  • Environmental detectors
  • IoT & BIG DATA hardware / software
  • Computing
  • Aerospace dosimetry
  • Automotive self-diagnostics & monitoring
  • Ultra-high resolution electron microscopy radiation detectors

 

 

1. VIP (Voxel Imaging PET) - A High Spatial and Energy Resolution (FWHM 1-2%) for Nuclear Imaging Diagnostics

A novel detector module (patent granted: United States, Japan, China; patent application: Europe) for Nuclear Medicine Imaging devices, such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET) detector which provides excellent energy and spatial resolution when compared to the current state-of-the-art PET detectors.

TYPE OF PARTNER SOUGHT

• Greatly improve the spatial resolution thanks to an extremely minimized voxel module size of 1mm x1mmx2mm.
• Excellent energy resolution of 1-2% at an energy of 511 keV., thus reducing the scatter fraction from 40% to 4% and hence the noise of the reconstructed PET image get reduce.
• Small Parallax and small scattered fraction implies the detection of cancerous lesion as small as 2mm.
• Available to demonstrate as prototype

SECTORS

Medical Imaging

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2. LINDA (LINe Detector with Novel Photon Counting)

X‐ray inspection tool used as quality control in the food industry to detect contaminants in food products.

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS AND MAIN ADVANTAGES/BENEFITS

• The energy resolution of the X-ray photons. The camera chip can differentiate 6 levels of energy.
• Photon counting
• High spatial resolution with a pixel size of 330 µm.
• Use of the technology Time Delay Integration.

CURRENT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT

TRL 4/5 . Patent application: Photon Counting

TYPE OF PARTNER SOUGHT

Collaborative research with academia and/or industry in the framework of national and international calls for innovation projects (Eureka, H2020, Nuclis,..) or patent/know-how licensing offer. 

SECTORS

Medical Imaging, Quality control & Inspection camera ASICs / FPGAs, Aerospace dosimetry

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3. Novel PSK modulation method and demodulator that doubles transfer data rates

IFAE has developed and started international patent protection for a new method of modulation and demodulation of Binary PSK and Quadrature PSK signals that doubles the data rate of current communication systems based on BPSK or QPSK modulations.

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS AND MAIN ADVANTAGES/BENEFITS

• Encoding 2 bits of information per symbol for BPSK modulation and 4 bits of information per symbol for QPSK modulation maintaining signal to noise ratio.
• Double the number of channels keeping data rate, or double the data rate keeping the channel bandwidth what reduces the duty cycle and the power consumption of the devices.
• Compatibility with current BPSK and QPSK communication standards.

CURRENT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT

TRL 3. PCT application "Method for modulating and demodulating PSK signals and demodulator thereof"

TYPE OF PARTNER SOUGHT

Companies dedicated to the development of high performance ICT devices based on BPSK/QPSK modulation willing to acquire this IFAE technology through a co-development and/or license agreement.

SECTORS

IoT & BIG DATA hardware / software

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4. DIGITAL STEREOTAXIC BIOPSY SYSTEM

The invention relates to a digital system for performing stereotaxic biopsies with a biopsy needle. The inventive system comprises a series of devices which are used to position a tissue sample between the X-ray source and the detector, process the electric signals, and generate 3D images. This technology allows for new developments in 3D biopsy on Tomosynthesis

Patent Granted

 

5. Low cost HVCMOS pixel detector

Development of radiation detectors based on the HV/HR-CMOS technology

TYPE OF PARTNER SOUGHT

• The main advantage of this technology is cost reduction, since it does not require bump-bonding.
• Photon counting device with very small pixels are possible.
• Fast readout time compared to CCDs.
• Medical Imaging and synchrotron applications.

SECTORS

Medical Imaging, Quality control & Inspection camera ASICs / FPGAs, Aerospace dosimetry, Environmental detectors, Aerospace dosimetry, Automotive self-diagnostics & monitoring, Ultra-high resolution electron microscopy radiation detectors

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6. POLLUTANT HUNTER LIDAR

The PH Lidar is an improvement of the current aerosol ground based LIDAR technologies, to be able to make a more precise determination of these particles with reduced cost.

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS AND MAIN ADVANTAGES/BENEFITS

• High particle resolution range offering a reduced size.
• Improved data processing speed by a factor 2.
• Lower energy consumption which implies lower cost, with improved electronic performance compared with the state-of-the-art. .

CURRENT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT

TRL 3.

TYPE OF PARTNER SOUGHT

Collaborative research with academia and/or industry in the framework of national and international calls for innovation projects (Eureka, H2020, Nuclis,..).

SECTORS

Environmental detectors

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7. ULTRA DENSE INMERSED SERVERS

The project consist of designing a computer compatible with the immersion cooling infrastructure that allows to maximize the efficiency of data centers.

TYPE OF PARTNER SOUGHT

• Ultra-dense server
• Miniaturization of components
• Selection of the most suitable materials to exploit their efficiency.

SECTORS

Computing, IoT & BIG DATA hardware / software

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8. DATA LOGGER CONTROL SOFTWARE

Software to monitor and control systems based on the event subscription methodology. A series of modules can be pluged on a central service in order to control any device that can be accessed using python on the host platform. In parallel we have developed a daughter board for raspberry pi systems to be able to read a big range of sensors. The transmission of data is via wifi. It will be the next generation of IoT controlled systems.

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS AND MAIN ADVANTAGES/BENEFITS

• Cost savings
• Improved asset utilization
• More efficient processes
• Improved productivity

CURRENT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT

TRL 4

TYPE OF PARTNER SOUGHT

Collaborative research with academia and/or industry in the framework of national and international calls for innovation projects (Eureka, H2020, Nuclis,..) or know-how licensing offer.

SECTORS

IoT & BIG DATA hardware / software, Automotive self-diagnostics & monitoring

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