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 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...
Should torque specifications be included on every weapon fastener? DSIAC was asked to provide insight into the notion of torque specifications being included for every...
Is it possible that the future of information gathering will be up to robotic insects? DSIAC was asked to track down technical publications regarding tiny, insect robots...
What existing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems will meet a given set of requirements? DSIAC staff surveyed open source ISR systems and...
What sort of methods exist for rapid, high-fidelity, real-time non-destructive inspection (NDI)? DSIAC generated a survey of existing technologies and capabilities which...
What small/micro identification, friend, or foe (IFF) transponders could be used in small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)? DSIAC worked with the Georgia Tech Research...
What are the potential risks to the U.S. energetic materials supply chain? DSIAC staff conducted research on the energetic materials supply chain and provided links to a...
What are the different materials, manufacturing methods, and properties for transparent aircraft parts? DSIAC identified materials used in military aircraft...
What are the recommended test standards and procedures for conducting armor penetration testing of shaped charge warheads into rolled homogeneous armor (RHA) steel...
What organizations are performing counter-UAS analysis, specifically for middle east UAS threats and what are their capabilities? DSIAC staff have worked with numerous...
How can a variable velocity non-lethal system can best meet the 0-100 meter non-lethal requirements for the Army and Marine Corps? DSIAC conducted research to identify...