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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What technical documentation is available on AWARS, COMBAT XXI, and Logistics Battle Command that describes the models' inputs and outputs? DSIAC staff performed open-...
What technical information is available on AC motor failure data focusing on misalignment of the motor to the load? DSIAC was asked for information on how to set up an...
What information is available for the SUPPRESSOR model and who are the points of contact (POCs)? DSIAC was asked to supply POCs and documentation for the SUPPRESSOR...
What UAVs could deliver a 50-pound payload for launch and landing on a moving ship at sea without use of catapults, cables, or nets? DSIAC was asked to compile a list of...
What COTS/GOTS technologies exist for ground deployed persistent ISR? DSIAC received a request for commercial and government off-the-shelf (COTS/GOTS) technologies that...
What small form factor systems exist or are in development to OTH communications in a satellite-denied environment? DSIAC was asked to research small form factor, over...
In what ways would a metal having a negative coefficient of thermal expansion (NCTE) have beneficial applications for defense systems? DSIAC received an inquiry asking...
What are the material properties of common structural building materials in the strain rate range of 0.001 to 100 s-1? The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (...
What research is available on the non-destructive evaluation, inspection, and manufacturing techniques of aerospace composites? DSIAC was to research a variety of topics...
How can an existing infrared marker/crayon technology and production facilities be improved for manufacturability? DSIAC was asked to assess IR marker/crayon technology...
What COTs/GOTs "light helicopters" are transportable in a C-17III and can be quickly equipped for military operations? DSIAC was tasked with compiling a list of light...
What miniaturized cryptographic devices are available for transponder and radio applications in small UAVs? DSIAC was asked to find small size, weight, and power (SWaP)...
What are recent and ongoing commercial developments for high-temperature composites? DSIAC was asked to report on ongoing developments for high-temperature composites,...
What information is available on AM in glass for use in producing optical components for imagery and transport optics? DSIAC was tasked with finding and delivering...
What examples exist of public-private partnerships to develop and qualify additive manufacturing (AM) materials databases? DSIAC was asked to investigate cases of public...
What are the current-state technologies, solutions, and limitations of stand-off biometric identification, specifically in face recognition? What U.S. government...
What are the capabilities of a satellite network & the operator running it? Stemming from the recent satellite launching upon a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, DSIAC was...
Is there still a need for cellulosic precursor carbon fiber and where is this need? The inquirer provided a method to domestically produce fibers similar to viscose...
What industry companies are working on a future vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle design to replace the Osprey? DSIAC staff was tasked with identifying...
Who are the points of contact for information and discussion on the Angry Kitten threat response technology? DSIAC staff worked with subject matter experts (SMEs) from...