Autonomous Systems

Ground, air, or sea-launched kinetic munitions that utilize onboard sensors, algorithms, and control methods to improve estimates on the target state, to understand the implications of the engagement situation/environment, or to develop engagement geometries that are otherwise unavailable
to a conventional weapon.

Recent Inquiries

An acoustic hailing device (AHD) being installed on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) (Source: U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal).

Research Efforts in Long-Range Acoustic Messaging

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to identify key players in U.S. Department of Defense research efforts in long-range (500–1,000 m) acoustic messaging. DSIAC searched open-source documents and the Defense Technical Information…

U.S. Army Process for Concept and Research Development

In support of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) and Future and Concepts Center (FCC) Team Ignite efforts to synchronize the Army concept and capability development process, the Defense Systems Information Analysis Center…

Artificial Intelligence in DoD Business Mission Areas

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked for a literature review of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) publications that describe the employment or attempted employment of artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning…

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Webinars

Who Is Leading in AI/ML? An Unbiased Look at the Global AI/ML Landscape

Development of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) capabilities is unquestionably on the rise, as the United States and other nations seek to increase their military strength. Less clear is the ranking of those nations – who…

Interdisciplinary Hypersonics Research in U.S. Academia

As the development of hypersonic capabilities for national security intensifies, there is an urgent need for research and workforce development. While the U.S. universities have been active in research on hypersonics for decades, there are…

Breaking and Fixing Autonomous Cyber-Physical Tactical Systems

Autonomous systems, including self-driving cars and air vehicles, have caught the imagination of the press and the public. However, broader adoption of such systems in safety-critical applications has been the subject of intense debate and…

Events

Autonomous Capabilities for DoD

This town-hall-style forum will discuss the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems on the battlefield, as well as current DoD progress in AI initiatives. Speakers will include the Director of Defense Research and…

36th Space Symposium

The 36th Space Symposium will showcase the latest in space technology. This symposium will bring the global space community together in one place and provide a unique opportunity to examine space issues from multiple perspectives,…

2021 Sensors & Processing, Advanced Electronics, and Materials & Manufacturing Processes (M&MP) IR&D TIM

The 2021 Sensors & Processing, Advanced Electronics, and M&MP Independent Research & Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM) is scheduled for 13-17 September 2021.  The venue will likely be in the Washington, D.C. area.  However,…