Our system will find particular, near-term application within the Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch, Structural Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials and Structures, and Electronic Instrumentation Systems at NASA, as well as researchers within the National Institute of Aeronautics. In these settings, the Prime Photonics Prognostics System (P3S) will provide value in facilitating material, subcomponent, component, and structural validation of systems in ground-based test and evaluation. Longer term applications will include in-flight structural health monitoring of structures, including load estimation, impact detection, and leak detection. Our system can provide value to both manned and unmanned missions, and particularly in vehicles used for multiple launch and recovery missions.
Target customers for the product will include equipment manufacturers such as Babcock & Wilcox, General Electric, and Honeywell, controls companies such as Goodrich, Hamilton-Sundstrand and GE Industrial Controls, and airframers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Airbus. Competitors in the AE marketplace will be Digital Wave Corporation, Physical Acoustic Corporation, Fuji Ceramics, Vallen Systeme, AV Technology, and others. The ability to monitor background acoustic noise spectra and perform vector acoustic detection differentiate P3S products from its competitors.