Innovation

The 3D Imaging Center collaborates with commercial consortiums on x-ray based technology. We have contribute to the development of both x-ray based instruments and methods. 

Through experience of X-ray imaging in a broad range of applications, we can lead the effective development of new technology. We have access to versatile instruments that accelerate the developments and enables proof of principle measurements. 

Much of the projects stems from exploratory work on energy dispersive X-ray detectors 

Examples of innovation projects:

An enhanced Airport scanner for Secure checkpoints

In collaboration with Exruptive and Multix we helped develop an enhanced Airport scanner for Secure checkpoints.

We helped develop a scanning solution that took full advantage of novel energy dispersive detectors for a more accurate threat detection. At the same time the scanner provide an efficient 3D reconstruction  of the luggage even as the cross section is increased due to the innovate trolley solution.

The solution is now being marketed for Airports globally.

Innovation at 3D Imaging Center

 

Laboratory system for diffraction based imaging

A laboratory system for diffraction based imaging in collaboration with Xnovo and Advacam.

We increased the accuracy and resolution of single photon counting planar detector for use in a computational phase retrieval algorithm. The method depends heavily on precise knowledge of spatial and spectral information of the instrument components.  The technique is currently being developed as an add-on capability for commercial CT instruments.

A laboratory system for diffraction based imaging in collaboration with Xnovo and Advacam

 

X-ray based system for fibre reinforced materials

An X-ray based system for fibre reinforced materials in collaboration with Xnovotech and PSI.

This technique takes advantage of the intrinseic photon interactiosn to obtain sensitivity to sbresulution structures in the materials. We are pushing the technique from use in synchrotrons to be an effective and robust technique in laboratory based scanners. The technique is still being developed but could have huge impact for composite production of high performance components in all industries. 

An X-ray based system for fibre reinforced materials in collaboration with Xnovotech and PSI