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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How can human identity be affected by motion and behavioral patterns? This inquiry stemmed from an interest in the posted article "Learning Human Identity from Motion...
Is there a 3D printing platform that is able to additively manufacture continuous carbon fiber thermoplastics? A customer working on flight certification of 3D printed...
What are the cabin area measurements of the UH-1Y? DSIAC staff reviewed available documentation on the UH-1Y to include original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brochures,...
Who are the U.S. manufacturers of fiber-based high-power laser (HPL) systems? DSIAC staff provided a bibliography of seven U.S. manufacturers of fiber-based high-power...
What unattended ground sensors are currently available? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) surveyed open and other sources to compile a listing of unattended ground...
What information is available on low-velocity grenade munitions? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) performed an information search of open sources, the Defense...
How can neuromorphic computing be applicable to UAS navigation and sensing? Fully addressing the scope of this inquiry request extends beyond a standard technical...
What are good examples of applications of autonomy in the commercial sector relevant to the naval enterprise? DSIAC was tasked with identifying applications of autonomy...
What research efforts are on-going regarding undersea networking communications and architectures? DSIAC staff and subject matter experts (SMEs) from Georgia Tech...
How does the U.S. Navy use the MILES engagement system for force-on-force training and evaluation? The inquirer expressed specific interest in the use of MILES for at-...
What are the current and developmental mine countermeasures (MCM) and automatic target recognition (ATR) technologies capable of accurately detecting and identifying...
Are there compact lightweight high-performance heavy fuel engines suitable for special operations use in light tactical all terrain vehicles (ATVs)? DSIAC first...
Given two different types of ceramic chip capacitor, which is appropriate to use when making predictions involving industrial grade ceramic chip capacitors? DSIAC was...
What is the best microscope for measuring bondline thicknesses between metals and composites? DSIAC was asked to research what types of microscopes were best for...
What research has been done on threat and weapon assessment, evaluation, and analysis? An inquiry was submitted to DSIAC asking for research papers, journals, and points...
Is a target geometry model of a given system available to support a survivability analysis? DSIAC was asked to locate a specific small twin-turboprop aircraft target...
What Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) instruments and techniques are available for detecting surface species on structures before adhesive bonding? DSAIC...
How efficient is Dahlgren Decon/Decon Green as a decontaminate against chemical, biological, and radioactive particles and how does it compare to DF200? DSIAC was asked...
How can historical "lessons learned" from nuclear acquisition and certification efforts help mitigate new program acquisition pitfalls and avoid cost/time overrun? DSIAC...
What aircrafts use HFC-125 as a flame suppressant and how does it compare to competing agents? DSIAC staff conducted research on what aircrafts are equipped with HFC-125...