Abstract:PSI proposes an innovative approach to harvesting the large kinetic energy available during the re-entry of flight modules. The ability to capture a significant fraction of this energy depends upon the type of the re-entry trajectory. Energy capture for high Beta vehicles occurs at low altitude… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences (PSI) with its partners, West Virginia University (WVU), Iowa State University (ISU) and Pennsylvania University (PSU), successfully demonstrated the feasibility of using dynamic roughness for boundary layer control on a wing. In Phase I the team developed the theoretical models… more
Abstract:In the Phase I program Physical Sciences with our partner The Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory, used insect observations, numerical simulations, and flight-tests to demonstrate that a collision-tolerant micro-air-vehicle (MAV) is feasible. Our analysis shows that insects achieve collision… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes a multi-tiered, object-based approach to clutter and debris suppression during BMD engagements. Using PSI's radar scene generator (developed as part of Aegis BMD RF KA efforts), models and test results for clutter and debris, and an innovative radar signal… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has successfully completed a Phase I program to develop a multimodal adaptive optics (AO) retinal imager for diagnosis of retinal diseases, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy (DR), age
-related macular degeneration (AMD), and… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to synthesize, characterize, and test new ionic liquids and formulations as lubricants for aerospace applications. The compounds will have low vapor pressures/outgassing and appropriate thermal stability. Upon addition of the innovative ionic liquids to the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy (UConn), proposes to develop an advanced freeze-drying microscopy (FDM) system for determining drug formulation collap
se temperature. During the Phase I program… more
Abstract:The development of biologic drugs for cancer treatment often requires formulations that must be lyophilized to produce stable drug products. The process of developing a drug formulation and freeze-drying process begins with laboratory experiments followed by scaled-up to pilot and production… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to combine multiple air-deliverable sensor modalities for the detection of buried targets, including caves, tunnels and bunkers. The sensor suite will enable remote identification, verification and post mission assessment of targets without the need for boots on… more
Abstract:Many optical systems can be temporarily disabled due to fogging of the surface. While coatings and treatments exist to prevent fogging, they are either temporary or have intrinsic drawbacks. For example, traditional additive-based anti-fog coatings have a slow response time and suffer from a… more
Abstract:In this proposal, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) outlines the development of a system for stand-off detection of chemical and biological warfare agents and explosive (CBE) materials on surfaces. The system includes an illumination source to heat and desorb thermolysis products of contaminants from the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has successfully completed a Phase I program demonstrating the feasibility of integrating adaptive optics (AO) into a line scanning laser ophthalmoscope (LSLO). The bench-top AO-LSLO instrum
ent significantly reduces the size,… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has developed a ceramic composite material system that is more effective for shielding both GCR and SPE than aluminum. The composite technology enables a modular, multifunctional building system for lunar habitats that can keep equivalent doses received by astronauts… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop and demonstrate a novel, non-obtrusive system based on a Fourier Domain Doppler Coherent Optical Tomography (FD-DOCT) technique to measure the near-wall fluid velocity profile, skin friction and turbulence characteristics present in high Reynolds… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) demonstrated in Phase I that it is possible to design a Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) which is robust to collisions by using techniques similar to what insects use to recover from collisions while still in flight. Observational studies of insects colliding with objects (high… more
Abstract:During a Phase I program Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has demonstrated a nano-porous/polymer composite separator for low temperature operation of lithium ion batteries. These continuous nano-porous structures sequester inexpensive liquid lithium ion battery electrolytes depressing both their… more
Abstract:PSI proposes to develop a multi-layer coating thickness sensor to be used for aircraft maintenance. This sensor will use time domain THz technology to determine the thickness of coatings above an electrically conductive coating based on the timing of reflected pulses from the interfaces between the… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. and its team member Aerojet propose to evaluate the novel energetic azido polymer PGDNMA. The PGDNMA polymer has been predicted to show superior Isp when formulated into reduced and minimum smoke propellants. In Phase I, PSI synthesized small samples of PGDNMA prepolymer Mw… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop prototype chip-scale low-power integrated optic gas-phase chemical sensors, based on infrared Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS). TDLAS is able to sense many TICs and CWAs with high sensitivity and selectivity, and low false alarm… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop, evaluate, and test its candidate architecture for multistatic radar for Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD). The innovative architecture is based on nonlinear Kalman Filter data fusion with multiple dynamical models with compensation for ship platform… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a compact low-cost magnetometer for use in airborne and in-water ASW. The novel sensor will combine optical pumping of alkali atoms with sensitive balanced ratiometric detection and frequency counting electronics. PSI has successfully demonstrated… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate an experimental apparatus that will characterize in-chamber processes of Al-Al_2O_3 particle evolution and dynamic behavior under various pressure, temperature, and critical flow field conditions, of large solid rocket motors. We… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to design, build and demonstrate a high speed machining processes for fabricating pockets and slots in ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials using a sequential laser assisted machining (SLAM) process. The Phase I SBIR program successfully demonstrated the… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to develop a higher performing solid propellant fuel by coating AlH3 to enhance its thermal stability and reduce electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitivity. Our coated AlH3 ingredient will achieve a viable, higher performing, solid propellant fuel that can exceed… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. has proposed to develop a reliable and robust model that will accurately predict the violent behavior of propellants on impact from insensitive munition threats. During Phase I, we have proposed a program that will allow us to resolve critical thermal-chemical-mechanical… more
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