Press Releases

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.

Oct 05, 2022

Ultra-high speed AO-OCT clinical system to image ganglion cells and microglia

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE), and Joslin Diabetes Center (JDC), has been awarded a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a clinical tool able to routinely image retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and to characterize microglia spatial distribution and temporal dynamics in live human eyes using a label-free adaptive optics (AO) imaging approach for improved diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy (DR).

Oct 03, 2022

High Energy Density Resin Systems for Additive Manufacturing of Explosive and Propellant Formulations

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with a university, has been awarded a research program from the U.S. Army to create high energy density prepolymers, plasticizers, and curatives that enable Additive Manufacturing (AM) practices that are scalable.

Sep 30, 2022

Low-cost Integrated Blast Acquisition Test Surrogate

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with Wayne State University (WSU), has been awarded a research program from the U.S. Army to develop a low cost blast surrogate testing device that can be used to evaluate next generation personal protective equipment (PPE).

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.