Defense Systems Digest
25 August 2020


Notable Technical Inquiry

What commercially-available data sources could be used to support analytic, deep-dive reports?

DSIAC was asked for data sources that can be used to support technology horizon scanning and big data analytics.  DSIAC leveraged the skills, tools, and subject matter expertise involved in our support of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Science and Technology Strategy for 2030 and Beyond initiative.  DSIAC subject matter experts cataloged commercially-available repositories and databases related to technical publications, patents, industry financials, grants, and macroeconomics data. Information on ~30 data sources was provided.

Voice From The Community

Kharananda Sharma, Ph.D.

ORISE Postdoctoral Research Fellow

I am an ORISE postdoctoral research fellow where I apply my physics, mathematics, and bioengineering skillset in several applied areas. I performed experimental work on novel core-shell, multiferroic nanofibers with potential for use in biomagnetic imaging. I was also a professor in the physics department at Oakland University. I have my M.S. in physics from Oakland University and my Ph.D. in medical physics from Oakland University. During my Ph.D. dissertation, I worked on the biomechanics of cardiac tissue using a new mathematical model of mechanotransduction called the mechanical bidomain model.

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