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Wide-area Advanced Synthetic Skin with Enhanced Sensory Perception for Low-visibility Undersea Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0267
Agency Tracking Number: N22A-T018-0079
Amount: $146,462.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N22A-T018
Solicitation Number: 22.A
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-06-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-12-06
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gopi Maguluri
 (978) 738-8178
Business Contact
 William Marinelli
Phone: (978) 738-8226
Research Institution
 Michigan State University
 Zhaojian Li
428 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

 (517) 432-1821
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with Michigan State University (MSU), proposes to design, fabricate and evaluate a wide-area synthetic skin device to enable tactile sensing of various shaped objects placed in low-visibility undersea environments. A multi-angular spatial sensing capability will be implemented to identify patterns and 3D objects. This will be possible by the use of a machine learning architecture, which will be embedded into the device. The synthetic skin measuring system with incorporated machine learning perception has the potential to significantly increase the effectiveness of underwater operations. Basic capabilities will be demonstrated during the Phase I effort, while an autonomous device will be demonstrated during Phase II.  Our ultimate goal is to develop a capability that will result in deliverable systems for Navy applications.

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