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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…

High-Temperature Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) Cases

DSIAC was tasked with compiling research and points of contact related to high-temperature-capable solid rocket motor (SRM) cases for tactical applications.  DSIAC performed searches of the Defense Technical Information Center Research & Engineering Gateway, Joint…

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…


AFRL, Partners Develop Innovative Tools to Accelerate Composites Certification

In partnership with industry, a team of U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory/Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) personnel are developing the capability to accelerate certification of advanced manufactured composite structures. Creating a new materials characterization subfacility, known as the Materials Solutions Network, will drive composite manufacturing into a physics-based exact science that can be predicted