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Notable Technical Inquiries

Notable Technical Inquiries are summaries of the most recent and impactful work done by DSIAC in response to technical inquiries that were submitted by defense community members. 

These summaries are intended to give the defense community a sampling of the wide range of questions presented and responses produced by DSIAC under the free 4-hours of information research support. To learn more about technical inquiries click here: https://dsiac.org/about/technical-inquiries.

To submit your technical inquiry, log in (or create an account), and then utilize the "Formal Technical Inquiry" form provided on this webpage.

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What compact drone systems are readily-available with advanced video and navigation capabilities? DSIAC staff searched open sources for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) "...
What is the efficacy of various instructional methods and technologies that can be used to enhance staff training and learning? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs)...
Is there a man-portable or UAV suitable system at a high technology readiness level that can provide high-power electromagnetic offensive capabilities? A DSIAC staff...
Who are points-of-contacts for additive manufacturing research, development, test, and evaluation in the DoD? DSIAC contacted additive manufacturing (AM) subject matter...
What are the proper test methods to develop relative effectiveness factors for explosives? DSIAC was tasked with researching and determining the testing methods to...
What ongoing developments with process imaging are being made within the DoD and other government agencies? DSIAC staff were asked by Homeland Defense and Security...
Where can information on the RPG Engagement Model be found? A researcher contacted DSIAC staff to request documentation for the rocket propelled grenade (RPG) Engagement...
What electromagnetic railgun systems are available? DSIAC staff were requested to research and compile a list of electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) systems currently and/or...
What commercial hardware or software applications can detect, manage, and control dangerously high voltage lithium ion battery conditions? DSIAC staff were requested to...
What metrics are used to measure electro-optics sensor performance or image loss due to image compression artifacts? DSIAC staff were requested to research and compile a...
What progress has been made by programs detailed in the SATCOMs roadmaps? DSAIC staff researched information related to progress on certain programs detailed in the...
What High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) verifications tests have been performed on weapon systems where ordnance is involved? DSIAC staff were requested to...
How do we address a technology vulnerability gap for a given military aircraft? In response to a technical inquiry, DSIAC experts assisted in addressing a long-standing...
What is needed to domestically manufacture small arms weapon systems? DSIAC staff assisted in researching and providing standards and requirements related to reverse...
What are the implications of filling a warhead with ALIMX-101 vs. PBXN-109? DSIAC staff provided information for the better understanding of the implications of filling...
What are the technical details of the fire control and launch systems being used in various tactical and ballistic missiles? DSIAC SME personnel responded to a major...
Should torque specifications be included on every weapon fastener? DSIAC was asked to provide insight into the notion of torque specifications being included for every...
Is it possible that the future of information gathering will be up to robotic insects? DSIAC was asked to track down technical publications regarding tiny, insect robots...
What existing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems will meet a given set of requirements? DSIAC staff surveyed open source ISR systems and...
What sort of methods exist for rapid, high-fidelity, real-time Non-destructive Inspection (NDI)? DSIAC generated a survey of existing technologies and capabilities which...