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Imaging Solutions for Defense, Industry, and Life Sciences

Lickenbrock Technologies is a research and development company that contracts for industrial clients and federal agencies. Our areas of expertise include high performance computing, nondestructive testing, computed tomography, and advanced radiography.

We Solve Complex Imaging Problems

We offer innovative solutions to meet customer demands. The products we sell use cutting-edge technologies that have allowed us to become a leader in the field.

To Our Sponsors
Our scientific research aims at developing future profitable technologies. Lickenbrock is dedicated to completing sponsored projects in a timely manner to the best of our professional abilities. Our driving goal is to sell products that bear the finest reputation and integrity in their fields.

To Our People
We have a fundamental purpose to develop, maintain, and grow a profitable and professional environment. In order to meet the needs of customers and shareholders, Lickenbrock strives to employ people with the highest professional skills and capabilities. We engage all employees in professional development. We attend conferences and write journal publications.

To Our Shareholders
Lickenbrock is responsible to maintain revenues and profits to the degree that provides business growth and economic value to its shareholders. We meet this responsiblity by (1) focusing on our core business, (2) strategically reinvesting our profits for growth, and (3) continuing to identify spin-off products that allow for diversification.

Lickenbrock® was founded in 2006 when AutoQuant Imaging, Inc.® was purchased by Roper Industries. AutoQuant developed and sold advanced image processing and visualization software for 3D light microscopic imaging. Lickenbrock follows in that tradition by researching and developing advanced imaging, analysis and visualization software for industry, Department of Defense, and other federal agencies.

Areas of Expertise
Computed Radiography
Image Quality Improvement
Nondestructive Testing
3D Data Visualization
Image Quality Indicators
Software Development
Computed Tomography
Image Processing
Graphical User Interface Development
High Performance Computers
Graphical Processing Units
Mobile GPU’s
Computed Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) Language
Automated Measurements from Images
Computer Vision
Optimization Methods
Inverse Problems
Advanced Software Algorithms for Optics
Optical Systems Design
Imaging Systems Design
Systems Integration

Lickenbrock conducts scientific research that is aimed at developing future cutting-edge technologies. Lickenbrock patents and publishes R&D work. Recent publications include 3D Widefield Light Microscope Image Reconstruction Without Dyes and Label-Free Nondestructive Imaging of Vascular Network Structure in 3D culture. One of our most well-known publications is Automated Software Analysis of Corneal Micrographs for Peripheral Neuropathy.

Software for Computed Radiography
Altux™ improves the quality of images, allowing radiographers to read Image Quality Indicators (IQI) more easily. The software allows for pixel rate calibration and fixed pattern noise correction. Altux™ provides an objective criterion to assist in hole visibility determination.

System Requirements
Windows 10, 32 GB RAM

Works With
Computed Radiography (CR)

Image quality improvement
CR plate grain pattern removal
CR Frame Averaging
Contrast to noise ratio (CNR) measurement
Hole visibility calculation
Equivalent penetrameter sensitivity
Basic Resolution
Compensation for Spot Size

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In the figure above, Altux™ increases the CNR of the system by removing phosphor grain pattern of the CR plate.
In the figure above, Altux™ improves the hole visibility of an E1025 IQI.
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Private Industry R&D

Lickenbrock Technologies develops software and systems for the private industry. Past contracts have involved image processing and analysis software modules developed for Heidelberg Engineering Gmbh. Lickenbrock’s expertise is in all areas of image processing and image analysis - including 2D, 3D, hyperspectral and others. Contact us if your business has a need for custom software modules, product development or research.
Monitoring Growing Samples for Tissue Engineering

Lickenbrock utilized its expertise in 3D deconvolution and 3D image analysis to design, build and test a complete prototype system for monitoring live cultured samples for tissue engineering applications. While growing such samples, fluorescent dyes and other exogenous contrast agents need to be avoided due to toxicity, cell-behavior modifications, and other invasive problems. The system relies on newly developed deconvolution algorithms that work without dyes, and work with modalities such as phase contrast, darkfield, and brightfield. This project was completed for the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Hyperspectral Retina Camera

Lickenbrock Technologies conducted a feasibility study for the U.S. Air Force into the future development of a specialized retina camera with hyperspectral imaging capabilities. The system design of the camera was completed, optical hardware of a breadboard system was built and testing of the imaging capabilities was completed. New algorithms were designed that would assist in the identification of damage of the retina when exposed to laser radiation.
Nondestructive Testing

Lickenbrock Technologies develops software for nondestructive testing under contract for the U.S. Air Force. The software computes and displays computed tomography images from high-energy x-ray computed tomography scanners. The software processes the CT data to eliminate artifacts caused by many sources, such as beam hardening. It produces fast iterative image reconstructions of high resolution and 3D views of the inspected aerospace components.
Monitoring the Photoreceptor Layer for Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Lickenbrock conducted a project for detecting, measuring and monitoring the photoreceptor layer of the retina using optical coherence tomography (OCT). More specifically, the inner segment ellipsoid (ISE) layer of the photoreceptors was automatically detected and measured. The project has important implications into the study and understanding of the behavior of AMD, and into the monitoring and treatment of AMD disease conditions. This project was funded by an SBIR grant from the NIH.

We are always looking for talented people. Please send your resume to or contact us.
Research and Development Engineer

Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Degree requirement: Ph.D., M.S., B.S. or equivalents

Fields: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science

Types of work:
applied research
mathematical modeling
computed tomography
multispectral defense
computer vision
nondestructive testing
optical systems
fourier theory
image processing
signal processing
image reconstruction
software development
imaging systems
spectral estimation
inverse problems
stochastic processes
iterative algorithms
Computer Languages and Environments:
Microsoft Developer Studio
Other Areas of Qualifications:
 digital communication
 radio communication
light microscopy
random signals
medical imaging
remote sensing
satellite imaging
 ophthalmic imaging
transmitters and receivers
 Pluses include experience or interest in: Publications, proposal writing, student advisement, supervision, project management, teaching
Arrangements: Full time, part time, contract, semi-retired professionals, postdoctoral positions
Other requirements: Current positions require permanent residency or United States citizenship.

1. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency (Green Card)

2. Attending undergraduate or graduate school at the following universities in the greater St. Louis area:
Saint Louis University
Washington University
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

3. Majoring in one of the following fields:
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Systems Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Engineering Physics
Computer Science
Information Technology

During the academic year interns work 10 hours per week.
During summer months interns work up to 40 hours per week.
All work is performed at Lickenbrock’s St. Louis office.
Lickenbrock Technologies

1034 S Brentwood Blvd, Suite 525
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Tel: 314-376-5298

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