Biological Detection for The 21st Century
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract to integrate, install, service and maintain a suite of biological aerosol sensors in support of field campaigns and data collection objectives associated with the Biological Detection for the 21st Century (BD21) efforts led by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD). The bio sensor platform, referred to as Recon and Metrology BD21 (RAM-BD21), will be comprised of several state-of-the-art COTS/GOTS sensors to discriminate biological organisms from background particles.
Versatile Eye Tracking for Improved High-resolution Retinal Imaging
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), has been awarded a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a robust eye tracking technology to enhance the quality of high-resolution retinal imaging videos by significantly reducing the image artifacts induced by involuntary eye motion.
High Energy, Large Projectile Recovery (HELPR)
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with QinetiQ North America (QNA), has been awarded a research program from the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground to develop a low-cost, robust system to capture a projectile in flight, decelerate it gently over a large distance, and then recover the round in a controlled manner for evaluation.
Multilayer Flexible TPS
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop ultrathin (0.015”) carbon fiber reinforced, silicon carbide matrix (C/SiC) materials to construct flexible thermal protection system (TPS) structures.
3D Reinforced C/SiC
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to demonstrate a Direct Z-Pin Insertion (DZI) process for local application of 3D reinforcements in high temperature composite structures (2000F-4500F).
The DZI process inserts rigid composite pins normal (through thickness) to a 2D composite preform prior to cure. The pins act to improve both interlaminar tension and shear strength in the final composite structure.
Small Business and University Team Developing a Portable Device to Harvest Drinking Water from the Air using Smart Moisture Absorbing Foams (SMAFs)
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) in collaboration with Cascade Designs Inc (CDI) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) has been awarded a program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a new atmospheric water extraction (AWE) device that can recover clean drinking water from air. The developed technology is intended to supply water in remote areas, to forward deployed soldiers, and during emergency situations.
Additively Manufactured Scramjets
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Air force to continue development of its Additive Manufacturing (AM) plus brazing process that allows duct segments and other components to be joined together into large-scale, highly complex scramjet assemblies.
Conformable and Stretchable Sensing System (CaSSS)
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the U.S. Air force to develop a stretchable, conformable sensor net (smart skin) that can be wrapped around an aircraft, spacecraft, or other object to provide situational awareness of the local surroundings as well as vehicle status monitoring.
AI-Assisted Clutter Mitigation for Standoff LIDAR Plume Detection
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Army to develop a suite of artificial intelligence algorithms designed to discriminate airborne chemical/biological warfare agent plumes from battlefield clutter in standoff LIDAR data.
Lightweight and Thermally Resistant Battery Containment Systems
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Air Force to develop a lightweight fire-resistant composite containment system to improve aircraft safety for electronic Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) platforms.