State-of-the-Art Reports (SOARs)

SOARs are DSIAC publications that provide in-depth analysis of current technologies, research, and the latest technical information available on a topic within any of the DSIAC technical focus areas.

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Counter-Materiel (CM) Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) Technologies

This state-of-the-art report addresses the defini­tion of counter-materiel (CM) non-lethal weapons (NLW) technologies. It presents a brief overview of the history associated with the evolution of CM NLW technologies. This report focuses on the in­vestigative…

Advancements in Minimum Signature (MS) Propellants for Insensitive Munitions (IM) Rocket Motors

An extensive summary of contemporary research and development into MS rocket motor propellants is provided, with emphasis on achieving IM compliance. MS propellants have existed since the late 1800s and continue to progressively improve. Developing…

Unmanned Aerial Systems for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance

This report summarizes information about various unmanned aerial systems (UAS) platforms currently used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). The applicability of various UAS platforms and sensor payloads for specific types of missions is discussed,…

Underbody Blast (UBB) Protection for Ground Combat Vehicles

This state-of-the-art report (SOAR) summarizes current principles and technologies of underbody blast (UBB) protection for ground combat vehicles. The UBB environment is described along with a brief overview of the recent history of UBB protection….

Qualifying Additive Manufacturing Parts

This report is a summary of the state of the art for additive manufacturing (AM) certification. Because the development of AM certification is ongoing across multiple domains and disciplines, and due to the limits of…

Protection for the Homemade Explosive (HME) Researcher: Laboratory Shielding and Personal Protective Equipment

This state-of-the-art report (SOAR) is an attempt to summarize current and available information to inform and assist energetic researchers in the selection of commercially available personal protective equipment, along with the design and construction thereof….