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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Are there DoD funding sources for the development of improved Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and/or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) systems? DSIAC contacted subject...
Can the application WINFIRE be used to model responses of the human eye? The inquirer was interested in attempting to use WINFIRE to model the eye's response to incident...
What simulations exist for tactical missiles that include data such as mass properties, thrust and mass flow profiles, and other aerodynamical data? DSIAC staff reviewed...
Who can provide/produce electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) payloads for small tactical unmanned aerial systems (STUAS)? DSIAC was supplied with a list of key performance...
Are there non-satellite based over-the-horizon (OTH) communication systems that are able to transmit large amounts of data? DSIAC staff utilized various resources,...
How can we obtain detailed aircraft specifications? DSIAC was asked to identify sources for various specifications (including dry-weight, max velocity, range, etc.) of...
What other information is available related to carbon nanotube based dry adhesive? DSIAC received a request for more information and related articles on the topic of a...
What file format is needed to run in FASTGEN and how can a file be converted into that format? DSIAC was first asked to find an aircraft model, a standard vulnerability...
What are the quantity break points in production unit costs of machine guns? In support of an effort to scope the reverse engineering of weapons and produce prototype...
How do we address a technology vulnerability gap for a given military aircraft? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) assisted in addressing a long-standing technology gap...
What advanced weapons technology is being researched, specifically in advanced optics and lasers for machine guns? DSIAC solicited information from subject matter...
What is the smallest pixel size available from commercial light emitting diode displays? DSIAC worked with subject matter experts (SMEs) at the Georgia Tech Research...
What is the viability for development of a given electromechanical battery (EMB) technology, and is it suitable for scaling down to the soldier level and up to the...
What information is readily available in regards to type classification of a specific low recoil gun system? DSIAC staff reviewed titles and abstracts from a Defense...
What is the U.S. Army's current Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) strategy? DSIAC staff was able to locate an open source draft of the Army Robotics and Autonomous...
What history is there of attacks with small arms and explosives on non-military commercial armored vehicles? DSIAC Basic Center of Operations (BCO) staff contacted...
What research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) is being done on ceramic additively manufactured (AM) gas engine turbine blades? DSIAC reached out to...
What methods are available for defeating passive infrared (PIR) motion sensors? DSIAC was tasked with researching solutions to detect, counter/spoof, and neutralize...
What simulation/analysis tools are currently being utilized or developed by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for mission and campaign level combat analysis? Do any of...
What are novel and/or emerging technologies for low-cost, mobile, and rapid small-payload launch access to space? In two separate technical inquiries DSIAC was asked to...