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Technical Inquiries (TIs)
The core function of DSIAC is to answer technical questions using our in-house technical personnel, vast DoD information resources, and our extensive network of subject matter experts (SMEs). DSIAC has technical staff available to conduct technical research in order to give you a head start on your analysis or study in any of our technical focus areas. We offer a free 4-hour TI research service or, for slightly larger research efforts, we offer an extended technical inquiry (ETI) service.
Technical Inquiry Features
Our TIs include the following to help you with your research:
Free Technical Inquiry Services
DSIAC's free TI service offers 4 hours of free research per inquiry on any topic within our technical focus areas. Typical TI efforts may include answering technical questions, literature searches, document requests, or referrals to SMEs. Completed responses are compiled and delivered to the inquirer in less than 10 business days. Registered users can submit TIs online through the provided form or by phone.
Extended Technical Inquiry (ETI) Services
ETIs are externally funded research efforts that go slightly beyond 4 research hours. ETIs require between 5 and 160 technical hours of research, with a $50K maximum ceiling and period of performance up to 2 months.
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Notable Technical Inquiries
Notable TIs are summaries of the most recent and impactful works done by DSIAC in response to technical inquiries that were submitted by defense systems members. These summaries are intended to give our community a sampling of the wide range of questions presented and responses produced by DSIAC under the free 4 hours of information research support.
What are the latest government and industry technology developments for infrared countermeasure (IRCM) systems?
What materials and technology are being researched, or are available, for use in wetsuits for combat divers?
What infrared (IR) imagery sets of threat small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs) are available for testing models in development?
What Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) technologies exist or are being developed with the capability to defeat drone swarms with nonkinetic electromagnetics?
What are the reagents types and formulae used in COVID-19 test kits, sources of the reagents, and other processes using those reagents?
What infrared imagery datasets and databases are available for use in programs for the Department of Defense?
Who are the key contributors to Department of Defense (DoD) research efforts in the area of wide-area ocean surveillance, and what are their contributions?