Press Releases

Sep 26, 2022

Thin-Absorber AlInAsSb APDs for low-noise and low-voltage e-SWIR photodetection

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with a University of Texas, Austin, has been awarded a research program from the U.S. Army to develop thin-absorber avalanche photodiodes based on digital alloys of AlInAsSb for high-performance photodetection.

Sep 23, 2022

Recycling Fast-Response Atom Interferometer for Navigation (ReFRAIN)

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the Office of the Secretary of Defense to develop an atom interferometer accelerometer specially designed to improve inertial navigation systems on dynamic Department of Defense platforms such as aircraft, ships, and spacecraft. This technology addresses a key vulnerability in modern navigation technology, maintaining global position information despite the denial or disruption of GPS signals, by enabling improved inertial measurement performance.

Sep 20, 2022

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a Phase 1 STTR under the SpaceWERX Orbital Prime Program

Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) announces it has been selected by SpaceWERX for a STTR Phase I to investigate how its enhanced electrodynamic tethers for high altitude deorbit operations might enable In-space Service Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM) capabilities being explored by the Department of the Air Force (DAF) and United States Space Force (USSF) through the Orbital Prime program.

Sep 09, 2022

Smart Sensor for Guiding Safe Delivery of Anesthetic and Pain Drugs Through Epidurals

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to work in collaboration with anesthesiologists from Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and develop a novel approach for guiding safer delivery of pain and/or anesthetic drugs during epidural procedures (EPs).

Sep 07, 2022

Ultra-compact Fractal Heat Exchangers for SMR

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to design and build a conformal heat exchanger for installation in spaces of opportunity within a small modular reactor. The heat exchanger will demonstrate specific power and power density substantially better than the state-of-the-art.

Aug 29, 2022

Ultra High Temperature Composite Materials for High Speed Missile Fin and Control Surfaces

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the Naval Air Warfare Center to develop, model, and manufacture a new missile fin design to incorporate Ultra High Temperature (UHT) Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) materials and an oxide-based heat transfer medium.

Aug 29, 2022

Continuous Manufacturing Processing of Microporous Materials

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the Department of Energy to develop an innovative and commercially viable approach for producing metal-organic frameworks via a continuous, energy-efficient process enabled by emergent green reaction technologies.

Aug 24, 2022

Reclaimed Coal Ash as Low-Cost TES Material

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate utilizing reclaimed coal ash from landfills to provide low-cost, high-performance thermal energy storage to help ensure future U.S energy security.

Aug 23, 2022

On-Demand ASCENT Production System

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop and optimize a pilot scale system for on-demand production of ASCENT monopropellant.

Aug 18, 2022

Lake Erie Algae Biochar Agricultural Application

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the Department of Energy to demonstrate an economically viable process to produce low-cost biochar for soil amendment applications and reduce the damage to Lake Erie and surrounding communities due to algal blooms.