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 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...
What information is available on a given developmental hydrogen-on-demand (HOD) fuel cell technology, would it be suitable for use in operational environments, and what...
What has research has been published on technology development for Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar? DSIAC was tasked with doing an unclassified literature search for...
Is there data available on radio frequency (RF) attenuation as a function of frequency for gases, liquids, and solids that are not part of earth's atmosphere? Most data...
What are typical integration costs for weapon/missile platforms and how do new weapon costs compare to costs of upgrading? DSIAC was tasked with supplying data and...
Are there any engineering drawings of rolling fluid transporters (RFT)? DSIAC was tasked with finding any engineering drawings related to the rolling fluid transporter (...
What methods or technologies are available for the standoff detection of explosive hazards? The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical...
What are the differences in advantages between commercially hosted infrared payload (CHIRP) satellite and a persistent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) network? DSIAC was...
Is a given electromechanical energy generation device able to meet a set of prescribed requirements? DSIAC received limited information on an energy generation and...
What sort of measures can be taken to reduce the detection of Li-Ion battery thermal emissions by infrared sensors? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) conducted a...
What type of batteries with energy density equivalent to lithium-ion (Li-Ion) can be used for undersea applications? DSIAC was given technical requirements for an...