Press Releases

Mar 10, 2020

Aberration-correcting Topologically Optimized Metasurface (ATOM)

Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) has been awarded a contract from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agenc (DARPA) to develop an Aberration-correcting Topologically Optimized Metasurface (ATOM) to demonstrate the ability of a 2D surface, of negligible volume and weight, to correct aberrations in optical systems.

Mar 02, 2020

Combined Low Coherence Interferometry/Ramen Spectroscopy for Non-destructive Characterization of High Temperature Composite Surfaces and Coatings

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, to develop a high throughput, non-destructive technology for characterizing the surface and the coatings of high temperature ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) used for hypersonic applications. At velocities above Mach 5, CMCs are exposed to high heat flux and wind shear and thus special post-manufacturing coatings are required to protect them from oxidation and ablation.

Mar 02, 2020

ChemSIGMA Network of Compact Integrated Sensors

Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) has been awarded a program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (managed by the US Army) to enhance its ChemSIGMA early warning system, which provides a wide-area distributed detection network designed to persistently monitor for airborne chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial compounds.

Feb 21, 2020

High Speed VNIR/SWIR HSI for Airborne Mine Detection

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the U.S. Navy, Naval Air Warfare Center, to develop a beach zone mine detection capability based on a novel, high-speed visible-near infrared, shortwave infrared hyperspectral imaging (VNIR/SWIR HSI) sensor.

Feb 18, 2020

Ultra-sensitive Vapor Phase Hydrogen Peroxide Sensor for Decontaminating Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities

Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an ultrasensitive laser-based sensor to accurately monitor ppbv to ~1000 ppmv concentrations of vapor phase hydrogen peroxide (VHP) following decontamination of parenteral drug manufacturing facilities where biologic and cellular therapeutics must be packaged under aseptic conditions.

Feb 13, 2020

Instrument Sales of AccuLase-GPA

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) is pleased to announce that instrument sales of AccuLase-GPATM by our licensee, Galvanic Applied Sciences Inc. (Galvanic), have begun.

Developed for the high-sensitivity measurement of hydrogen sulfide from 0 to 500 ppmv with detection limit down to 0.15ppmv, AccuLase-GPA is the most sensitive H2S analyzer in the market. The product incorporates tunable diode laser technology, proprietary multipass optical cell, and detection electronics developed by PSI.

Feb 10, 2020

A Hypersonic Environment Testbed for Affordable and Standardized Materials Strength Testing

Physical Sciences Inc has been awarded a research program from the US Navy, Naval Air Warfare Center to develop a Hypersonic Materials Mechanical Strength (HMMS) testbed technology capable of measuring mechanical properties of hypersonic material systems as they are subjected to the thermal shock, high heating rate, high temperature, and oxidative environment experienced at the leading edge of a hypersonic vehicle.

Feb 03, 2020

Optical Probe for in situ Assessment of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Physical Sciences Inc, in collaboration with the Department of Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MGH and Beth Israel Lahey Health, is developing and evaluating a novel technology for assessing pulmonary fibrosis, a respiratory disease leading to serious breathing problems, under a research program from the National Institutes of Health.

Jan 27, 2020

Nontoxic, Environmentally Friendly, Cellulose-based Carbon Material for Supercapacitor Applications

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), to develop a biocarbon-based supercapacitor from plant cellulose feedstock.

Jan 22, 2020

Passive Cathode Coatings and Devices for Spacecraft Charge Mitigation

Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the US Air Force Research Laboratory, to optimize and scale-up a paintable cathode coating for the prevention of electrostatic discharge (ESD) from spacecraft operating in the low earth orbit (LEO) and geosynchronous orbit (GEO) plasma environments.