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Alternatives to Using Hexavalent Chromium Coatings

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical inquiry about approved hexavalent chromium (hexavalent chrome or Cr(VI)) replacements for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) applications. DSIAC subject matter experts from the Texas Research…

Hypersonic Missile Research

DSIAC received a technical inquiry stemming from the New York Times article “Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They’re Starting a New Global Arms Race” regarding information on the current status of hypersonic missile technology and…

Correlating Composite Damage to Impact Energy

DSIAC was asked if there are any equations that correlate impact energy to the resulting damage diameter in a composite material. A DSIAC subject matter expert at Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI Austin) discussed the issue…