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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andre Hernandez, a Surveillance Sensor Operator with 2nd Ground Support Platoon, Ground Surveillance Company, 2nd Intelligence Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, operates the Ground Based Observational Surveillance System (GBOSS) at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., on Nov. 16, 2021. The GBOSS is used to detect and track movement in field environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Ransom)
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What is the optimum high responsivity and low noise floor for a >250-MHz analog, InGaAs avalanche photodiode receiver?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center is seeking subject matter expert input on the development of a high-bandwidth analog, InGaAs avalanche photodiode receiver for high-speed, high-resolution laser range finding and LiDAR in defense applications. If…

NASA two-stage light gas gun
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What research or testing has been done to launch long-rod projectiles at near-hypersonic or greater speeds while causing the projectile to impact a target lengthwise?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is seeking information on technologies, methodologies, and processes that can be used to launch long-rod projectiles at 3 kft/s or greater, resulting in the projectile impacting lengthwise on…

U.S. Military Personnel operating a drone
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What nonlethal and intermediate force capabilities can be integrated into unmanned aerial vehicles and demonstrated by the first CY quarter of 2025?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is searching for nonlethal/intermediate force capabilities that can be mounted onto unmanned aerial vehicles and ready for a live, integrated demonstration by the first quarter of calendar year…

electronic components on a circuit board
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Which organometallic compounds are most often used for depositing tungsten, cobalt, or ruthenium in semiconductor transistors?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is searching for organometallic compounds most often used in depositing tungsten, cobalt, or ruthenium to fabricate low-resistance source/drain contacts in transistor research. Of particular interest are deposition approaches…

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What are the DoD efforts on vision-based aerial navigation?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is researching the development of terrain-based digital twins and vision-based navigation for advancing low-flying aerial systems’ capabilities.  This technology can be at any technology readiness level.  Applications for…

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Multifunctional Robotics Platforms for First Responders

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was recently tasked with finding commercial- or government-off-the-shelf multifunctional robotics platforms to assist first responders in day-to-day activities. This would include any combination of hazardous material…

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What attrition-tolerant, autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can incapacitate a small merchant ship?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is looking for information about attrition-tolerant, autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can conduct missions to incapacitate a small merchant ship. UAVs of interest should have the following…

low flying unmanned aerial system watching over a city
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What open architectures, standards, and communication protocols exist for collaborative and autonomous unmanned systems?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is seeking open architectures, standards, interface documentation, and communication protocols that demonstrate effective multivehicle, collaborative autonomy for various modalities of unmanned systems (UxS). Of particular interest are solutions…

Holes in a sign with DSIAC "Seeking your Knowledge" overlay
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What V50 ballistic limit test data exists for composite products?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is looking for datasets for the V50 and secondary V50 ballistic limit testing for various composite products. Of particular interest are datasets that highlight the various matrix materials…

U.S. aircraft carrier tests underwater explosive in open water
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What information exists on using thermate grenades underwater against mines or limpets?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is seeking reports, tests, or studies on the use of thermate grenades at depth in underwater environments where there are mines or limpets. Of particular interest are the…

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What low-inductance nitrogen switches are available?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center is seeking information on commercial- or government-off-the-shelf, low-inductance nitrogen switches. The switches must fit inside a 3-1/8 inch EIA coaxial waveguide and withstand 125 kV, as they will be…

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What data sets are available for an electric-driven ship propulsor?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center is seeking publicly releasable data on an electric-padded, azimuthing ship propulsor for developing machine-learning models. The data should include the thruster’s dimensions, parameters, operational information, and the inputs vs….