Press Releases

Jan 30, 2023

Flexible Multi-layer Emissivity Control Coatings for Spacecraft Thermal Regulation

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Air Force to develop a flexible multi-layer emissivity control coating (F-MECC) for passive thermal regulation of various spacecraft.

Jan 16, 2023

A Compact Spatially Offset Raman Sensor for Through-Barrier Chemical Detection and Identification

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop a compact checkpoint sensor for the non-contact detection and identification of hazardous chemicals in containers.

Jan 09, 2023

Measurement of the Plasma Environment in Rb Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop a combination of advanced, high-sensitivity diagnostics for direct measurements of plasma electron density and electron energy distribution function (EEDF), using the complementary techniques of microwave interferometry and Stark broadening.

Jan 03, 2023

Launch Hardened Cup-Cone Docking Mechanism

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Air Force to develop a launch hardened docking mechanism that can provide on-orbit servicing and refueling while dually operating as a restraint interface that can survive launch loads.

Dec 27, 2022

Bench Level Atmospheric Simulation and Adaptive-optic Test-bed

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has received a research program from the U.S. Air Force to develop a bench level atmospheric and laser guide star (LGS) simulator for characterizing adaptive optics (AO) components.

Nov 29, 2022

Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy for Depth Resolved Propellant Analysis

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center to develop a compact, Raman sensor for non-contact, depth resolved measurements of solid rocket motor propellant.

Nov 15, 2022

UAV-Portable HPM C-UAS Device

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Air Force to develop a capability to produce a low-cost, UAV-portable high-power microwave (HPM) weapon for C-UAS.

Nov 03, 2022

Low-Alpha, Variable Emissivity Radiator (LAVER) Panels for Passive Thermal Regulaton of Spacecraft

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has received a Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CCRPP) award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to produce variable emissivity, low absorptivity radiator (LAVER) tiles to be applied to radiator panels for passive thermal regulation of spacecraft.

Oct 27, 2022

UV-Curable Energetic Polymers for Vat Polymerization of Gun Propellants

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the U.S. Army to develop and demonstrate vat polymerization capabilities with an ultra-violet (UV) curable energetic polymer binder that will be used to produce gun propellant grains.

Vat polymerization will present the opportunity for performance gains through highly engineered complex structures. Formulation trade studies demonstrate that PSI’s innovative energetic, printable binder can replace inert binders to improve thermodynamic energy in gun propellants.

Oct 19, 2022

Modern Processes for the Low-cost, Scalable Production of BAMO-AMMO

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Army to develop a novel, safe and cost-effective processes for the commercial manufacture of a highly valuable ETPE (BAMO-AMMO) that is suitable for formulating advanced, high-performance materials.