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Historical Rationale for Design Restrictions on D6AC Steel in U.S. Aerospace Structures

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical inquiry requesting information regarding the field experience that caused D6AC steel to be listed as a restricted material in NAVAIR EC-434-000-003. We performed literature…

Aircraft Engine Cowl Anti-Ice Valve Malfunction Due to Dust and Sand

DSIAC was asked by a military operational unit to determine if any commercial anti-ice valve (AIV) alternatives were available for the CV-22 aircraft which might perform better than the currently installed anti-ice valve given the…

Future Vertical Lift (FVL): Next-Gen V-22 Replacement Programs

DSIAC staff was tasked with identifying industry corporations producing designs for a VTOL to eventually replace the V-22. DSIAC contacted Department of Defense Reliance 21 Air Platforms and Autonomous Systems Communities of Interest (COIs) for leads on finding…