Notable Technical Inquiries

Notable Technical Inquiries are summaries of the most recent and impactful work done by DSIAC in response to technical inquiries that were submitted by defense community members. 

These summaries are intended to give the defense community a sampling of the wide range of questions presented and responses produced by DSIAC under the free 4-hours of information research support. To learn more about technical inquiries click here: https://dsiac.org/about/technical-inquiries.

To submit your technical inquiry, log in (or create an account), and then utilize the "Formal Technical Inquiry" form provided on this webpage.

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Is there precision accuracy data for the 25-mm gun on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), ideally for both the target practice (TP) round and high-explosive incendiary (HEI...
What are the latest counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) in the U.S. Armed Forces? DSIAC was asked to compile the latest counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS)...
What unclassified technical information is available on a foreign mortar weapon? DSIAC was asked to compile technical information on the Bosnian 82-mm mortar produced by...
Are infrared image datasets available of vehicle and human targets taken from a ground platform? DSIAC was asked for infrared (IR) images of vehicles and human targets...
What autonomous or remotely-operated systems can be used for monitoring and cleaning foreign object debris from a runway? DSIAC staff and subject matter experts (SMEs)...
What manufacturers use hammer forging to produce high-strength alloys for weapon barrels? DSIAC staff performed open-source searches for manufacturers and/or foundries...
Is there research regarding explosives bonding materials for thermobaric devices? A DSIAC subject matter expert (SME) with Johns Hopkins University specializing in...
What electric motor and high-rate discharge battery technologies are available for a given set of requirements for a space application? The National Aeronautics and...
What technologies and methodologies are available to remotely map a room? DSIAC was asked for sensor technologies and methodologies for obstacle and room mapping. DSIAC...
Who are the leading global researchers in hypersonics technology? In two separate technical inquiries, DSIAC was asked first to identify the top hypersonics researchers...
What original equipment manufacturers have the capability to provide transparent armor for vision blocks in an amphibious military vehicle? DSIAC was asked to explore...
What UAVs are available for long-endurance, persistent communications relay? DSIAC staff collected information on lighter-than-air (LTA) and unmanned aircraft system (...
Is there information regarding requirements for LED components in aircraft display panels? DSIAC was asked for any information regarding light-emitting diode (LED)...
What research has been done in cryogenic barrel treatments for sniper barrels in order to improve accuracy and barrel life? DSIAC received a request for information on...
What non-contact methods are used to measure cured or uncured adhesive bond primer thicknesses? DSIAC was asked if there are any new options available for non-contract...
What information is available on the use of sUAS for coastal mapping, beach management, coastal damage assessment after hurricanes, and forestry assessment? DSIAC was...
What is the correlation between impact energy and resulting damage diameter size in composite materials? DSIAC received a technical inquiry on the existence of...
How is the atmosphere surrounding the objects in WINFIRE described and is it possible to adjust the atmosphere? DSIAC was tasked with answering multiple questions...
What sustainment and logistics planning and analysis tools are currently in use at the division or higher echelons? DSIAC was tasked with searching for sustainment and...
How can experts engage with the Joint CENTCOM-OSD SmartHub Working Group and subgroups? DSIAC was provided with SmartHub-related documents including an Executive Summary...