The effectiveness of a high energy laser weapon in a given engagement can be enhanced via environmental situational awareness. This technology is a light detection and ranging sensor that measures atmospheric extinction as a function of range and direction around a vessel. The sensor is highly compact, ruggedized, and automated. Initial targeted platforms include high energy laser weapon system demonstrators. The system design has undergone extensive thermo-elastic modeling to ensure that alignment will be maintained in operation. The system is being prototyped and its functionality verified. Physical Sciences Inc. specializes in providing advanced electro-optic-based active and passive sensors for critical problems in remote sensing. Our goal is to integrate and transition this technology into government and prime contractor systems requiring environmental situational awareness.
The Composite Propellant (CP) technology will improve the reliability, safety, performance and costs of cartridge-actuated devices (CAD) / propellant actuated devices (PAD) used in Navy ejection seats by replacing the currently used Double Base (DB) propellants, which experience degradation and depletion of the stabilizers used in the formulation over time, resulting in limited service lives. The CP formulation provides a “drop-in” replacement for the DB compositions. Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has demonstrated that the CP removes high-pressure “slope breaks” from concern and maintains plateau burning rate profiles from 2000 to 5000 psi. This technology demonstration would also be directly applicable to high performance solid rocket motors for all sized missile systems. PSI has successfully developed and provided innovative technology solutions by maturing emerging science to application for commercial and government use.