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Micromachined Ultrasound transducers for wide range application in Medical imaging and Non Destructive Testing

Objective

Objective is to bring a major breakthrough in ultrasound transducers design and manufacturing processes with performances well beyond the standard technology of piezoelectric transducers. Based on MEMS manufacturing process, these new devices will replace existing arrays and sensors used in Ultrasound Medical Imaging and NOT, offering bandwidth over 100% with reduced losses and lower manufacturing cost. Furthermore sensors and transducers operating above 10 MHz will be achievable in a collective way resulting in a high level of yield andreliability. Benefit for EU will be in Medical diagnosis improvement, manufacturing control with perform ant miniaturized sensors, and will create employments for transducers manufacturing in EU MEMS foundries instead of actual subcontracting labour in non EUcountries.The work plan is using main outputs from than growth Promenade and the UMIC Eureka projects

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ESAOTE SPA
Address
Viale Bianca Maria 25
Milano
Italy

Participants (11)

IMASONIC SA
France
Address
15 Rue Alain Savary
Besancon
INOSON GMBH
Germany
Address
Kastanienweg 15
St. Ingbert
TELEMED
Lithuania
Address
Dariaus Ir Gireno Str. 42
Vilnius
IR MICROSYSTEMS SA
Switzerland
Address
Pse-c
Lausanne
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
Lausanne
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
Paris
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
Address
Via Ostiense 159
Roma
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Cranfield
Bedford
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
Paris
THALES S.A.
France
Address
45 Rue De Villiers
Neuilly-sur-seine
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma