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Conformable and Stretchable Sensing System (CaSSS)

Press Release

Press Release

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.

PSI’s conformal material will flex and stretch as needed to make a one-size-fits-most skin that can conform to arbitrary structures on a vehicle. Standardized power and data connections embedded in the conformal layer will make sensor nodes interchangeable to provide different functions for particular applications.

Initial efforts will focus on high-risk/high-reward systems for air and space. Once the system is mature enough to bring down cost, it will have broad applications for environmental monitoring of commercial vehicles and buildings as well as for providing battlespace sensing for mounted and unmounted warfighters.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Sean Torrez
Group Leader, Deployable Technologies
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003