Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) refers to systems, procedures, techniques, and equipment used to collect, analyze, disseminate, and translate information into actionable intelligence, principally through cyber and electromagnetic activity.

Recent Inquiries

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…

The FOCUS/FRACTALS Model

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked for updated information on the FOCUS model, which stemmed from the Fall 2015 DSIAC Journal article “Modeling Intelligence Ped With FOCUS: A Tactical-Level ISR Simulation.” DSIAC…

High-Altitude, Pseudo-Satellite Technologies for Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations

DSIAC staff collected information on developmental and production-ready lighter-than-air (LTA) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platform programs designed to provide long-endurance (multiple-day) operation at stratospheric altitudes.  These “High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS)” platforms can act as a bridge…

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Webinars

Magnetic Anomaly Navigation

An emerging navigation technique known as “Magnetic Anomaly Navigation” will be presented. The benefits of this system as a GPS-alternative navigation system will be discussed as well as the current state of the art results…

Compact Laser Designators for Mini-UAVs and Handheld Targeting Systems

Laser designators served as a fundamental means of targeting for multiple generations of combat aircraft. With advancements in high-efficiency, diode-pumped laser technology, pulse length control, efficient thermal design, and unique beam stability techniques, laser designators…

Events

2021 C4ISR Symposium

The main theme for the 2021 C4ISR Symposium, “Engineering Change,” will be the subject of a number of new permanent panels covering command & control, communications, computers, and networks; cyber; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; space;…

Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory Technology Transfer Awareness Day

The DOE Laboratory Technology Transfer Awareness Day is an event to help enhance cybersecurity awareness and information sharing to identify future opportunities for collaboration as well as identify existing capability gaps. The event is intended…

AAIA SciTech Forum

The 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum will explore the role and importance of diversity in advancing the aerospace industry. The diversification of teams, technologies, design cycles, and perspectives can all be leveraged toward innovation. In attendance…