Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Improper or incomplete sterilization of manufacturing facilities is a major cause of pharmaceutical product recalls. The economic and societal impact of these recalls is significant and difficult to quantify. Many pharmaceutical companies use vapor phase hydrogen… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) together with the University of Connecticut (UCONN) proposes to demonstrate the improved fuel cell catalyst support durability offered by directly incorporating nitrogen functionality into graphitic carbon supports. In Phase I, PSI will utilize the functionalized carbon… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. and AMPAC In-space Propulsion propose to develop a unique chemical propulsion system for the next generation NASA science spacecraft and missions that is compact, lightweight, and can operate with high reliability over extended periods of time and under wide range of thermal… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate, a novel high performance monopropellant for application in future planetary ascent vehicles. Our non-carcinogenic, non-cryogenic, monopropellants will significantly augment specific impulse and density specific impulse over… more
Abstract:Space missions could benefit from improved lubricant technology. PSI intends to develop novel liquid lubricant formulations which are applicable for future NASA missions. Our concept is based upon use of nanofluid technology whereby stable, colloidal suspensions of additives are present in… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to develop a compact, multiwavelength LIDAR with polarization analysis capability that will be able to identify volcanic ash clouds at distance. The system will be developed specifically for airborne deployment, including on Unmanned Aerial Systems. A UAS-equipped… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Ozone generation for decontamination systems has been around for many decades but systems, such as dielectric barrier discharge (DBD), are not suited to field use and the high voltages employed present serious safety problems. RF-driven microplasma devices are a unique technology for… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In the proposed work, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) will team with MIT to develop a chip-based spin-squeezed atomic clock with a fractional frequency stability below the standard quantum limit. This will be accomplished by the development and fabrication of an atom chip that includes an… more
Abstract:There is a need to find more efficient methods for producing high-density, liquid, tactical fuels for use in missile propulsion or as components to improve key performance characteristics of currently available jet and diesel fuels. Generation of such fuels from renewable sources such as waste… more
Abstract:RDX and HMX are energetic oxidizers with high energy density, but have moderate sensitivity to accidental detonation. The Navy requires new energetic oxidizers with performance comparable to or better than HMX and RDX, but with low sensitivity. Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), and its partner, propose… more
Abstract:In this effort, Physical Sciences Inc. will develop and implement algorithms and hardware to perform the fusion of information obtained from multiple LWIR passive hyperspectral sensors to provide the capability to determine the extent, absolute geo-location, and 3-D concentration distribution of… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In collaboration with Sandia National Laboratory, Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a Frequency Agile Terahertz Sensor (FATS) for trace explosives residue detection. The critical frequency agile terahertz (THz) detector is based on an electronically… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with Lucid, Inc. proposes to investigate combined reflectance confocal microscopy-polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (RCM-PSOCT) for in vivo diagnosis of skin burns. While RCM provides en face images with nuclear-level resolution in… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop, evaluate, and test new elements of a sensor fusion architecture for Command, Control, and Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) for Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD). PSI proposes an innovative architecture designed to leverage sensor diversity… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop an optical integrated circuit that will allow optical thresholding and clock recovery from received signals in space communications systems. The system will be based on optical frequency mixers in lithium niobate that are compatible with… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Physical Sciences Inc., has proposed to develop a mobile, non-invasive, sensor to assess over time the chemical and physical health of solid rocket motors without affecting motor integrity. During Phase I, we have proposed a program that will allow us to identify and monitor specific… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Physical Sciences Inc. and the West Virginia University propose to develop an innovative Tactical Sustainment and Sensor Deployment (TSSD) system for the covert delivery of up to 45 lbs of supplies or ground sensors. This system can glide over 45 miles after deployment from a wide variety… more
Abstract:To improve targeting accuracy, Submersible Ship Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN) submarine strategic weapon systems depend on high accuracy inertial sensors in order to precisely determine initial launch coordinates in very dynamic environments. These systems require absolute acceleration accuracy better… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes the development of mixed metal oxide cathode fibers stabilized with a lithium metal phosphate coating. In Phase I the reduced diameters of the cathode fibers will be shown to result in improved Li+ diffusion and therefore enhanced rate capability at all… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to develop an innovative variable permeability actuated fabric called AirGate for use in parachutes, flexible UAV wings and a variety of other military and commercial products. The AirGate fabric will utilize PSI"s proprietary electrospun fiber, fabric and… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) in collaboration with the Iowa State University (ISU) proposes to develop an innovative bio-inspired approach for dramatically increasing the efficiency and agility of micro air vehicles (MAVs). The concept is to develop micro-feather/hair covered membrane wings for a… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a ceramic/polymer ferroelectric composite material for use as a single shot power supply. This structure is expected to provide an enhanced piezoelectric voltage coefficient, high ceramic fill factor, easy poling, and improved mechanical strength. PSI… more
Abstract:SOCOM and other DOD services have urgent need for safe, non-toxic visual obscurants that can be rapidly dispersed in a battlefield or into a vehicle. These obscurants must block or disrupt all visual capability within their area of effect. The dispersion must be rapid and easy to implement by field… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) has demonstrated that electroactive polymer coatings (EAP) may be applied to the surface of the cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries to protect against catastrophic cell failure. These EAP coatings form an electrochemical"switch"that can prevent… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop validated plume codes for the hydrazine monopropellant thruster; the propulsion system that is being utilized for the Divert Attitude Control system in the kill-vehicles in several MDA sponsored defense systems. In Phase I, PSI demonstrated an… more
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