The scientific study of energy under transformation in the context of defense systems and military applications.

Recent Inquiries

High-Voltage, Direct-Current Battery Management Systems (BMS)

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical inquiry requesting information on commercial hardware or software applications that detect, manage, and control abnormal and/or dangerous high-voltage lithium-ion battery conditions.  The purpose of…

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…

Using Shape Memory Alloys as an Intermediate for Materials With Dissimilar Coefficients of Thermal Expansion

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center received a technical inquiry on the topic of joining dissimilar materials.  Historically, the integration of high-temperature materials used for leading edges, control surfaces, heat shields, etc. with metallic…

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Webinars

Emerging Applications for Ionic and Electric Energetic Materials

Ionic energetic materials are relatively new compared to legacy materials such as ammonium perchlorate, double-base HMX, and hydrazine.  Ionic energetic materials are hydroxy ammonium nitrate liquid oxidizer based, which is safer and has better performance…

Additive Manufacturing (AM) of 3-D-Printed Energetic Structures

The performance and thrust profile of a solid rocket motor is highly dependent on the geometry of the propellant grain. Traditional manufacturing techniques limit the geometric complexity and multimaterial tuning that can be realistically achieved…

Purpose-Built UAS Powerplants for Today’s Mission Objectives

Adapting the proper engine to align with the operational objectives of the unmanned aerial system (UAS) airframe is not a singular consideration. Developing powerplants with proven performance and reliability, to include multi-modal interface by design,…

Events

Directed Energy Systems Symposium

This Symposium features short courses, a half day plenary session, multiple technical breakout sessions, limited distribution poster sessions, and an evening reception. Because portions of the event will be conducted at the Secret level, all…

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…

2020 Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Meeting

The 2020 JANNAF meeting will include the following: The Joint Meeting of the 50th Combustion (CS) The 38th Airbreathing Propulsion (APS) The 38th Exhaust Plume and Signatures (EPSS) The 32nd Energetic Systems Hazards (ESHS) Subcommittees The Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIB) Meeting These virtual meetings will be offered…