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 is the current state of hypersonic missile programs and are organic composites being used as part of the solution? DSIAC received a technical inquiry stemming from...
Is there information available on the Chinese 5.8- x 42-mm round? DSIAC was asked to find information on the Chinese 5.8- x 42-mm/DPB10 cartridge composition, lethality...
What tools are available to determine the launch acceptability region (LAR) for a tube-launched unmanned aircraft system (UAS) given a set of flight performance...
What sense and avoid (SAA) systems are available and being researched for use in small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS's)? DSIAC was asked to identify and locate...
What is the reason behind D6AC steel being listed as a restricted material? DSIAC received a technical inquiry requesting information regarding the field experience that...
What information is available for detecting or inferring the presence of an object by the absence of an illumination signal (i.e., negative radar)? DSIAC was asked for...
What COTS/GOTS technology solutions are available for an atomic clock for aircraft platforms in GPS and other denied locations? DSIAC was asked to identify and locate a...
Is real-life failure data available for small AC, three-phase motors? DSIAC received a request for assistance finding failure rates from real-life data for three-phase...
What U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) programs use barium titanate transducers, and what is their DoD demand? DSIAC was asked for information on barium titanate...
Is there precision accuracy data for the 25-mm gun on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), ideally for both the target practice (TP) round and high-explosive incendiary (HEI...
What are the latest counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) in the U.S. Armed Forces? DSIAC was asked to compile the latest counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS)...
What unclassified technical information is available on a foreign mortar weapon? DSIAC was asked to compile technical information on the Bosnian M69 82-mm mortar...
Are infrared image datasets available of vehicle and human targets taken from a ground platform? DSIAC was asked for infrared (IR) images of vehicles and human targets...
What autonomous or remotely-operated systems can be used for monitoring and cleaning foreign object debris from a runway? DSIAC staff and subject matter experts (SMEs)...
What manufacturers use hammer forging to produce high-strength alloys for weapon barrels? DSIAC staff performed open-source searches for manufacturers and/or foundries...
Is there research regarding explosives bonding materials for thermobaric devices? A DSIAC subject matter expert (SME) with Johns Hopkins University specializing in...
What electric motor and high-rate discharge battery technologies are available for a given set of requirements for a space application? The National Aeronautics and...
What technologies and methodologies are available to remotely map a room? DSIAC was asked for sensor technologies and methodologies for obstacle and room mapping. DSIAC...
Who are the leading global researchers in hypersonics technology? In two separate technical inquiries, DSIAC was asked first to identify the top hypersonics researchers...
What original equipment manufacturers have the capability to provide transparent armor for vision blocks in an amphibious military vehicle? DSIAC was asked to explore...