Press Release

Imperium, Inc. Announces Joint Project with BOEING for Wireless Remote Expert Inspection

By SpaceRef Editor
March 18, 2009
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Ultrasound Imaging Camera Allows for Remote Simple Monitoring of Composite Damage in Real Time

March, 2009 – Silver Spring, MD – Imperium, Inc., the developer of the world’s only portable ultrasound imaging camera, the Acoustocam, announced today a method that will allow maintenance experts to remotely inspect and review composite structures located at another facility in real-time.

The project, which has been developed in collaboration with Boeing [NYSE: BA] engineers, will allow maintenance personnel to use Imperium’s Acoustocam to quickly survey damage without having to bring in harder to set up, conventional ultrasound equipment – all from remote locations.

The Acoustocam is a hand-held device that may be used as part of quick survey of suspected damage areas. The device shows subsurface defects that cannot be seen visually. The user simply places a probe against the aircraft structure and with proper equipment setup, subsurface defects appear on a handheld monitor in real time. The advantage of the remote operator interface is that the expert NDE operator may be remotely situated

Imperium is the sole provider of the Acoustocam, an ultrasound camera that is potentially more understandable, useable, and affordable than anything like it currently on the market.

We believe remote expert monitoring can benefit the inspection process in countless ways for manufacturers of composite structures,” said Bob Lasser, President of Imperium. “We plan to roll out the program nationwide in 2009.”

Customers can purchase a satellite package to use the Acoustocam monitoring technology, if wireless capability is not available in their geographic location.

About Imperium, Inc.

Imperium, Inc. has been developing and manufacturing advanced ultrasound imaging systems since 1996. The company was founded by Dr. Marvin E. Lasser, the Chief Scientist of the US Army and former Director of Research for Ford (Philco Division). Current users of our products include companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Bell Helicopter, US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Army, and NASA. Applications of the technology can be found in industrial, medical, sub sea, and biometric settings. The technology is protected by several granted and pending patents.

SpaceRef staff editor.