For Immediate Release

Date: March 25, 2008
From: PEL Associates
Tel/Fax: (860) 448-6522
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For Immediate Release

PEL Awarded US Patent on Submarine Detection

Groton, CT- Dr. Morton L Wallach dba PEL Associates was awarded a United States patent (US 7,345,596 B2) “Smart Polymeric Multilayer Sensors” on technology to detect submarines with specially designed smart micro sensor systems. The patented concept employs submarine turbulence activation of sensors which undergo a buoyancy change of state and rise to the surface. Sensor optical signal is received by aircraft, surface craft, or underwater vehicle which communicates the findings. Alternate triggers and signal response are presented.

The concept developed was considered valuable to the government, and work was funded under DARPA SBIR Phase I & then Phase II contracts to develop the technology further. PEL Associates has several patents pending including: anti-fouling of ship hulls, swimmer detection (port security), deicing aircraft, and IED detection. PEL is located at the Marine Sciences Technical Center at the University of Connecticut in Groton, CT.

PEL Associates ( provides new and novel technology and systems engineering and consultation for industrial, marine, defense, and homeland security requirements. Activities focus on advanced materials and processing, and new chemistry systems frequently keyed to new designs providing innovative functionality. PEL has served over 200 clients and several Connecticut companies including Sikorsky Aircraft, United Technologies, Electric Boat, and Sonalysts, as well as DARPA, NAVAIR, and ONR.

Morton L. Wallach