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 technologies and strategies are being assessed to mitigate electronic and cyber warfare threats to GPS and communication satellites in space? DSIAC was tasked to...
Who are the top global researchers and organizations in low, observable (LO) material science? DSIAC was asked to search available databases to identify the top global...
Where can U.S. Army munitions fragmentation data (z-data) be found and how can it be acquired? DSIAC was asked how fragmentation data, or z-data, can be acquired for...
What are novel approaches for installing a wide range of interchangeable modular payloads into a future unmanned aircraft system (UAS)? DSIAC was asked to support the U...
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...
What equipment and capital are needed to produce small, brushless, direct current (BLDC) motors used in small drone quadcopters? DSIAC was tasked with determining what...
What publications exist on studies related to mortar systems that could be used for professional development? DSIAC was asked for publications for professional...
What fiber optic connectors are approved and preferred for military use, specifically for land, sea, and air applications? DSIAC was asked to identify approved fiber...
Are there reusable bullet catchers that do not damage the projectile? The inquirer currently uses stacks of ceiling tiles to collect projectiles that have penetrated...
What is the best test method to measure the residual stress in acrylic sheets with different molecular weights after machining and with different annealing parameters?...
Can DSIAC supply U.S. Department of Defense contacts for critical technology area advising? DSIAC was asked to refer subject matter experts to the Australian Defence...
What laser, ultrasonic, or similar technologies exist or are in development that can project an audio message to a targeted person or group without a receiver? DSIAC was...
What are unmanned aircraft system (UAS) tracking, counter-UAS (CUAS), and UAS evasion systems or methods? DSIAC was asked to identify UAS tracking methods and/or systems...
What systems are available for swarming drone missions to locate and identify radiation? DSIAC was tasked with locating systems for swarm drone missions and pattern...
What are the means to determine heat capacity of multilayer insulation materials? DSIAC searched open sources to find relevant information on determining heat capacity...
How does prototyping affect defense research, engineering, acquisition, and sustainment? DSIAC was asked for publications related to research and development prototyping...
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...