Optical Probe for Rapid In-situ Survey of Soil Moisture and Carbon
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Energy, to demonstrate the feasibility of an easily-deployed optical probe for rapid evaluation of the vertical distribution of soil moisture and organic carbon content in the top several meters of soil.
Controlled Porosity and Surface Coatings for Advanced Gas Diffusion Layers
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the Department of Energy to develop a low cost manufacturing process for advanced fuel cell components.
Polymer electrolyte fuel cells are a leading candidate to replace internal combustion engines for light duty vehicles, but their performance is below current targets. The gas diffusion layers in the fuel cell are one component that limits the performance. These limits can be addressed by structuring porosity in the gas diffusion layers to enhance transport mechanisms and provide greater durability.
Portable Hyperspectral Multiphoton Excitation Fluorescence Lifetime Microscopy Imager
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), has been awarded a research program by the U.S. Department of Energy, to develop a portable hyperspectral multiphoton fluorescence lifetime microscopy imager that will enable field based non-destructive imaging of plant cells.
Passive Set-point Thermal Control Skin for Spacecraft
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a passive thermal control skin (TCS) for spacecraft.
RMS/mOCT Probe for Periodontal Health Status Assessment
PSI has been awarded a program by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, to develop a technology in periodontology to address the lack of tools to quantitatively and objectively assess the health/disease status of the gingival soft tissues.
United States Marine Corps Orders 800 InstantEye Systems
InstantEye Robotics, a division of Physical Sciences Inc., recently announced that it has received an order from PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office, for an additional 800 InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3-A0 sUAS systems. The systems delivered under this contract will support deployed Marine infantry squads, providing organic surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
InstantEye Robotics Opens New Product Development Facility
InstantEye Robotics, a division of Physical Sciences Inc., recently announced that it has opened a new facility dedicated to the development and manufacturing of its family of tactical unmanned aerial systems. The 33,000 square-foot facility has integrated design labs, manufacturing lines, and indoor and outdoor flight arenas, was specifically designed to accommodate the unique needs of the InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3, GEN4 and GEN5 product lines.
High Yield and Economical Production of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Ash
PSI of Andover, Mass., has been awarded a research contract from the Department of Energy to develop and demonstrate a pilot scale plant to economically produce salable REYSc (rare earth element-rich concentrates including yttrium and scandium) and commercially viable co-products from coal ash using environmentally safe, and high-yield physical and chemical enrichment processes.
Low-Temperature Plasma Decontamination of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Fill/Finish Operations
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the National Institutes of Health to develop a pharmaceutical manufacturing decontamination system using the innovative PSI atmospheric pressure microwave microplasma technology.
Compact Laser Hygrometer for In Situ Measurement of Water Vapor from Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research contract from the Department of Energy to demonstrate the feasibility of a compact laser hygrometer payload to make high precision measurements of water vapor from a small unmanned aircraft. The payload is based on a diode laser optical absorption sensor and sensitive detection technology.