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 generic targets available for testing the MUVES model? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) developed generic target models to be used in creating an enhanced testing...
What compact drone systems are readily-available with advanced navigation and video capture capabilities? DSIAC staff searched open sources for commercial off-the-shelf...
What are the testing requirements for solid rocket insensitive munitions and installation of the thrust vector control system? A DSIAC subject matter expert (SME)...
What is the efficacy of various instructional methods and technologies that can be used to enhance staff training and learning? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs)...
Is there a man-portable or UAV suitable system at a high technology readiness level that can provide high-power electromagnetic offensive capabilities? A DSIAC staff...
Who are points-of-contacts for additive manufacturing research, development, test, and evaluation in the DoD? DSIAC contacted additive manufacturing (AM) subject matter...
What are the proper test methods to develop relative effectiveness factors for explosives? DSIAC was tasked with researching and determining the testing methods to...
What ongoing developments with process imaging are being made within the DoD and other government agencies? DSIAC staff were asked by Homeland Defense and Security...
Where can information on the RPG Engagement Model be found? A researcher contacted DSIAC staff to request documentation for the rocket propelled grenade (RPG) Engagement...
What electromagnetic railgun systems are available? DSIAC staff were requested to research and compile a list of electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) systems currently and/or...
What studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of directed energy weapons against air systems? DSIAC staff were requested to research and compile a list of...
What commercial hardware or software applications can detect, manage, and control dangerously high voltage lithium ion battery conditions? DSIAC staff were requested to...
What metrics are used to measure electro-optics sensor performance or image loss due to image compression artifacts? DSIAC staff were requested to research and compile a...
What progress has been made by programs detailed in the SATCOMs roadmaps? DSAIC staff researched information related to progress on certain programs detailed in the...
Who has collected UAS imagery data that can be used to train object detection and UAS identification algorithms? DSIAC staff responded to a technical inquiry for...
What High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) verifications tests have been performed on weapon systems where ordnance is involved? DSIAC staff were requested to...
What is the impact of a new UAV detection and defeat system? DSIAC staff, in conjunction with the Information Analysis Center (IAC) Special Operations Command (SOCOM)...
How do we address a technology vulnerability gap for a given military aircraft? In response to a technical inquiry, DSIAC experts assisted in addressing a long-standing...
What is needed to domestically manufacture small arms weapon systems? DSIAC staff assisted in researching and providing standards and requirements related to reverse...
What are the implications of filling a warhead with ALIMX-101 vs. PBXN-109? DSIAC staff provided information for better understanding of the implications filling a large...