Press Releases

Jan 05, 2021

High Energy, Large Projectile Recovery (HELPR)

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with QinetiQ North America (QNA), has been awarded a research program from the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground to develop a low-cost, robust system to capture a projectile in flight, decelerate it gently over a large distance, and then recover the round in a controlled manner for evaluation.

Jan 03, 2021

Multilayer Flexible TPS

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop ultrathin (0.015”) carbon fiber reinforced, silicon carbide matrix (C/SiC) materials to construct flexible thermal protection system (TPS) structures.

Jan 03, 2021

3D Reinforced C/SiC

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to demonstrate a Direct Z-Pin Insertion (DZI) process for local application of 3D reinforcements in high temperature composite structures (2000F-4500F).

The DZI process inserts rigid composite pins normal (through thickness) to a 2D composite preform prior to cure. The pins act to improve both interlaminar tension and shear strength in the final composite structure.

Dec 27, 2020

Small Business and University Team Developing a Portable Device to Harvest Drinking Water from the Air using Smart Moisture Absorbing Foams (SMAFs)

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) in collaboration with Cascade Designs Inc (CDI) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) has been awarded a program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a new atmospheric water extraction (AWE) device that can recover clean drinking water from air. The developed technology is intended to supply water in remote areas, to forward deployed soldiers, and during emergency situations.

Dec 13, 2020

Additively Manufactured Scramjets

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Air force to continue development of its Additive Manufacturing (AM) plus brazing process that allows duct segments and other components to be joined together into large-scale, highly complex scramjet assemblies.

Dec 09, 2020

Conformable and Stretchable Sensing System (CaSSS)

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.

Dec 06, 2020

AI-Assisted Clutter Mitigation for Standoff LIDAR Plume Detection

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Army to develop a suite of artificial intelligence algorithms designed to discriminate airborne chemical/biological warfare agent plumes from battlefield clutter in standoff LIDAR data.

Dec 01, 2020

Lightweight and Thermally Resistant Battery Containment Systems

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Air Force to develop a lightweight fire-resistant composite containment system to improve aircraft safety for electronic Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) platforms.

Nov 12, 2020

Indianapolis Testing Advances Capabilities of Chemical, Biological Threat Detection Sensors

DARPA leverages background environmental data in city to refine algorithms for sniffing out threats

Nov 12, 2020

DARPA’s SIGMA Program Transitions to Protect Major U.S. Metropolitan Region

Advanced radiation detection system operational with Port Authority of New York & New Jersey