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Technology Advantages

PSC’s technology is superior to mainstream strain metrology technologies, such as conventional strain gauges, traditional extensometers, and Digital Image Correlation (DIC). PSC's systems will enable a paradigm shift in non-destructive testing & evaluation enabling industry to migrate away from periodic, manually intensive inspection methods, such as ultrasonic scanning and x-ray, to persistent, automated inspection.


High Performance

Very high precision, accuracy, sensitivity, and orders of magnitude higher computational efficiency.

More accurate where competitors have difficulty: PSC’s full-field systems measure strain fields near edges, holes, and at welds and junctions.

Easy to Integrate

Adaptable: Small form factor; able to assess complex geometries at varying distances

Simple set up: Using just a couple of cameras and easily applied dots, PSC’s systems provide localized or full-field strain measurements in real time.

Continuous, real-time monitoring: PSC’s systems can be integrated into sensor networks that alert operators in the control room when strain-dependent structural health quantities reach certain critical thresholds.

Remote monitoring: Because PSC’s systems do not require contact with the object under observation, they will enable measurements in dangerous environments and at remote locations.

Enhanced Capabilities

Improved foresight:  PSC's systems enable customers to detect flaws and cracks before they become critical by enabling (1) real-time reporting of defect initiation and (2) detection of subsurface flaws (under certain circumstances).

Less downtime: In most circumstances, the object under observation remains operational during preparation and measurement.

Not just strain: PSC’s systems enable measurement of strain, displacement, velocity, acceleration and, under certain conditions, quantities such as stress and temperature.

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