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What Portable Systems are Available That Illuminate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Landing Zones in No-Light Conditions?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is seeking existing systems that can illuminate a small, austere landing zone to allow an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to conduct vertical landings in no-light conditions. Of interest…

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How can air disturbances be used to track and detect airborne objects?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center was recently tasked with finding research efforts or information on ways to use disturbances in the air to detect and track airborne objects. Of particular interest are technologies that…

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What standard 3-D models of military technology have been created and made available to DoD personnel?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is looking for any three-dimensional (3-D) models of military technologies and applications available for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) personnel.  If you know of any relevant models, where…

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What federal government research focuses on converting 2-D images/videos into 3-D models?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is looking for any U.S. government/Department of Defense (DoD) programs, projects, or studies that focus on converting two-dimensional (2-D) images/videos into three-dimensional (3-D) models in support of the…

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What sensor technologies are available or are being researched to detect large, man-made objects in an outdoor environment?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was recently tasked with finding sensors capable of detecting large objects (∼20 ft × 10 ft × 10 ft or greater in volume) inside an open field. This…

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What are the state-of-the-art uses of machine learning and/or artificial intelligence to optimize additive manufacturing for military applications?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is looking for the latest research into military applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and/or machine learning (ML) in additive manufacturing (AM) processes to support an upcoming state-of-the-art report…

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What Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS), Small Form Factor Antennas are available?

DSIAC is searching for COTS, small form factor antennas that can meet, or be scaled to meet, a set of specific requirements. Solutions must be Sensor Open-Systems Architecture (SOSA) compliant. (SOSA alignment includes electromechanical connections…

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What preventative maintenance prediction tools and supply chain security information exists for ground vehicles?

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is seeking information on ground vehicle diagnostic tools or preventative maintenance prediction capabilities for ground vehicles. Of particular interest are any existing models or key contacts…

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What are available capabilities for unmanned aircraft systems’ beyond-visual line-of-sight and aircraft avoidance?

DSIAC is seeking information on available beyond-visual line-of-sight and aircraft avoidance capabilities for military- and law enforcement-operated unmanned aircraft systems (UASs).  We are interested in all existing technologies that enable navigation in urban, wooded, and…

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What cUAS systems exist to detect, fix, and finish UASs that are using 5G command and control (C2) technology?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is seeking possible solutions to detect, fix, and finish UASs that use 5G command and control (C2) technology. Listing of potential solutions, documentation, as well as POCs/SMEs would…

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Who has performed vulnerability analyses of large, support-type aircrafts?

DSIAC is seeking vulnerability analyses that have been conducted for large, support-type aircrafts such as cargo, aerial refueling, airborne warning and control, electronic warfare aircrafts, and/or civil aviation (e.g., Boeing 737). Vulnerability analysis information may…

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Are there any unclassified, air-to-air missile and directed energy weapon probability of kill tables available?

DSIAC is seeking information on unclassified air-to-air (A-A) missile and directed energy weapon (DEW) probability of kill (Pk) tables – specifically, alterable A-A missile and A-A DEW Pk tables to use in advanced framework for…