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.

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What is the latest in hypersonics vehicle and weapon system research and development? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) at the Johns Hopkins University Energetics...
Is there an unclassified version of RADGUNS that can be used as a training model while awaiting clearance? DSIAC was asked about if an unclassified version of the DSIAC-...
What methods can be used to test fragment impact and burn-to-violent reactions? The sub-scale Burn-to-Violent Reaction (BVR) testing was developed for assessing...
What tools are in the Air Force Standard Analysis Tool Kit (AFSAT) that would support Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) concerning laser hardening techniques applied to...
What options are available to detect section loss and pipe blockage, preferably without paint removal? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) at TRI-Austin conducted...
What existing capabilities exist for cold transport of medical materials? DSIAC was asked to identify containers, manufacturing processes, and/or companies that fit a...
Is there is any evidence correlating eye strain to unity magnification sights? There are stories that that close quarter (CQB/CQC) sights should not be designed for...
What accelerated life testing methods can be applied to small arms accessories? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) from TRI-Austin did open source and DTIC R&E...
How would Risk of Significant Injury (RSI) parameters best be utilized in future non-lethal weapons (NLW) military solutions? The requester was seeking a better...
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...
Who are the government research and development agencies and industry organizations involved in hypersonic vehicle and weapons research and development, and what are the...
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-...