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The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is a component of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Information Analysis Center (IAC) enterprise.

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Development of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding Capabilities of Fiber-Reinforced Composites

What metals or composite materials have been used to enhance EMI effectiveness of fiber-reinforced composites? What companies have the capabilities for in-situ tape placement of thermoplastic materials? What is the relationship between EMI shielding effectiveness of flat panels and enclosed structures? What are the proper methodologies for testing EMI shielding effectiveness of different specimens?

Optimal Paths for Evading Directed-Energy Weapons

Are there viable pathfinder tools to compute optimized evasion paths for friendly assets under threat by hostile laser or radio frequency DEW systems? What software algorithms can calculate environmental effects and exploit DEW system or sensor limitations?

High-Energy Laser Aircraft Vulnerability and Survivability Testing

What documentation exists for high-energy laser aircraft vulnerability and survivability testing?

Articles

Solid-State Processing: New Paths to New Materials

Creating materials in their solid state can be tricky but offers some advantages over other methods. It typically involves subjecting the component elements to some type of mechanical force—such as stress, shear, or strain—to drive…

Welcome to the Future: U.S. Navy Destroyers Are Getting Lasers

A proven design integrates new technology to remain combat effective. The U.S. Navy’s USS Preble, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, recently received a laser weapon system. The laser, called HELIOS, or High-Energy Laser with Integrated Optical…

1–7 Cav Support Army Senior Leaders With Robotic Vehicles’ Decision Making

FORT HOOD, TEXAS—Garryowen Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry are providing the U.S. Army with feedback to define the future of the Army’s ground combat robotic programs during the second Soldier Operational Experiment (SOE)….

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