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Proposal Number: HSHQDC-14-R-00035-H-SB014.2-003-0004-I
Proposal Title: Inversion Engine: A Custom Hardware/Software/Algorithmic Solution for Fast MBIR Imaging
Topic Number: H-SB014.2-003
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Development of Cost-Effective Iterative Reconstruction Computing Platforms for Computed Tomography (CT)-based Explosive Detection Equipment
Organization: High Performance Imaging LLC
Address: 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd
Ste W1105
West Lafayette, IN 47906-4182  
Abstract: Model-based image reconstruction (MBIR) has been demonstrated to have great potential value in a variety of DHS applications including baggage and cargo CT scanning. However, while MBIR has the potential to reduce artifacts and increase resolution, the computational requirements remain a barrier to its application. High Performance Imaging LLC seeks to create and commercialize the Inverse Engine, a novel integration of algorithms/software/hardware that will reduce the cost and time for computation of MBIR methods to levels feasible for EDS applications. The Inversion Engine will provide a turnkey OEM solution to vendors that will allow them to incorporate MBIR technology into a wide variety of imaging systems, thereby eliminating an important technical and market barrier. The Inversion Engine is designed to be geometry agnostic, so it will efficiently compute the solution to a wide variety of reconstruction problems, including CT systems with either dense or sparse views. HPI's commercialization plan is to license the technology first to TSA vendors that provide systems for screening baggage and cargo. In addition, other fertile markets exist for the Inversion Engine in scientific imaging, industrial inspection, commercial imaging, and medical imaging.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-14-C-00058
Period of Performance: 09/01/2014 - 02/28/2015
Award/Contract Value: $99,978.51
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,978.51