Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, proposes to develop a high energy density (HED) power source based on the principles of thermophotovoltaics (TPV). The core technology of the HED power source is a novel high-temperature, spectrally-selective… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Physical Sciences Inc., Sandia National Laboratories and BAE Systems-Ordnance Systems proposed to design, develop, and demonstrate an innovative"Single Event Fuel-Oxidizer Explosive"(SEFOES) to augment the fuel-air explosion of JP-10. This technology will enable smaller weapon… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop, test, and demonstrate a sensor system for measuring and reporting in real-time the oxygen concentration in the fuel tank ullage of advanced tactical aircraft such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The O2 sensor system is intended to… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop, implement, and test algorithms and hardware to enhance
pedestrian search for radioactive threats employing man-portable radiation detectors through the use of advanced
search techniques enabled by smartphone technology. The proposed solution will add… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force identified a need to enhance the capabilities of scramjet-powered hypersonic systems through the development of technologies such as advanced endothermic fuels, fuel additives, catalysts or fuel cooling concepts for high-speed propulsion systems. Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI)… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a sensor system based on an innovative approach for liquid contaminant detection and identification on operationally-relevant surfaces. The proposed system will provide a sensitive (1 mg/m2 objective, 500 mg/m2 threshold), stand-off (<30 m) and… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a composite ultraviolet (UV) light absorption material that will yield nanoparticle clouds when disseminated using an impulse cartridge. The UV absorber material will include both broad band and UV specific absorption chemistries to enable separate… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to build a prototype free-space optical (FSO) quantum key distribution (QKD) link that will incorporate two key innovations: 1) a narrow linewidth atomic line filter (ALF) at 780 nm based on Rubidium vapor and 2) a 780 nm laser source based on… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to measure and model the Al-Al_2O_3 particle behavior in the exhaust flow of solid rocket motors (SRM) to ensure the development of a robust and accurate physics based exhaust plume flow field and signature prediction capability. An existing highly instrumented SRM… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes MATCH-SLAM, an innovative"Multiple Agent Tasking and Control metHod for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping"for multi-agent cooperative and autonomous exploration of tunnels, caves, indoor, or other GPS denied environments. Current tunnel mapping… more
Abstract:The Army needs a process for the efficient packing and dissemination of nano and micro-sized disc or fiber based obscurants for the Warfighter to take full advantage of their superior optical properties. Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) will demonstrate a process for anisotropic obscurant particle… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) with West Virginia University (WVU) are developing an innovative approach for dramatically increasing the efficiency and agility of MAVs. Hawkmoths were studied to understand, at the micro-scale, how they achieve their impressive agility during obstacle avoidance… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) will demonstrate the rapid prototyping and roll-to-roll (R2R) fabrication of microscale copper metal on dielectric polymer film based metamaterial (MTM) architectures during the proposed Phase II program. We will calculate a broad range of optimized RF attenuators by… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Sciences Inc. and its collaborators at Medical Modeling Inc. and the Brigham and Women's hospital propose to develop software for planning maxillofacial surgery. The software will complement the OsteoMark system under development at PSI and will be… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA proposes to investigate the use of combined Raman microspectroscopy-Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging for in vivo diagnosis of tooth decay, cracks, and periodontal… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with the University of Connecticut (UConn), proposes to develop the 2nd generation of an advanced 3D freeze-drying microscopy (FDM) system to advance the understanding of freeze-drying and to enable the development… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: There is an urgent DoD desire to better enable effective ground testing T & E methodologies in order to maximize the information return for DE systems. During the planning phase for wind tunnel tests, the finite number of options for positioning the source, target, and sensors are… more
Abstract:NASA has drawn attention to an impending need to improve energy-efficiency in low supersonic (M<~3) platforms. Aerodynamic efficiency is the foundation of energy-efficient flight in any regime, and low drag is one of the fundamental characteristics of aerodynamic efficiency. For supersonic… more
Abstract:The proposed effort will characterize the effect demonstrated in the preceding Phase I effort, in which energy was deposited in the air under a vehicle, in order to create low-density channels within the air. These low-density channels underneath the vehicle were demonstrated to preferentially guide… more
Abstract:Piasecki Aircraft proposes to meet the challenge of delivering a biological or chemical sample maintained at less than -20 deg Celcius over a range of up to 1000 miles with a precision landing with a portable unmanned aerial system capable of a vertical takeoff, cruise flight range typical of a… more
Abstract:Overrunning modes will be modeled with all the spring elements in a non-CF induced field in order to analytically determine normal forces applied. Transitions, fits, tapers, outer case thickness/wall will be varied to minimize stress and wear surfaces. The specific outcome of Phase I is to use the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION: In this SBIR Phase II PicoCal will develop a high throughput apparatus to measure changes in cell adhesion at the level of individual receptor-ligand interactions in real time. This tool finds critical applications in research and drug development and would allow researchers to study… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a micromachined patch-clamp probe that enables sub-cellular imaging, electrophysiology, and fluidic delivery at the nanoscale with control of applied force at pN levels. The probe can operate like a force sensing finger… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In this Phase I STTR project, we propose to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a low cost, compact, time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) spectrometer specifically for the characterization of semiconductor materials over a range of temperatures, electric fields, and magnetic fields. In… more
Abstract:In this Phase I SBIR project, we propose to demonstrate the feasibility of a Time-Domain Terahertz (TD-THz or THz) system for rapid determination of the composite heat damage to airframes. The method employed will be capable of inspecting for heat damage underneath paint and coatings to detect… more
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