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.

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Hypersonic Missile Research

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 the New York Times article “Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They’re Starting a New Global Arms...

Sense & Avoid Systems for Small UAS

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 candidate SAA systems for small UAS’s to enable a cargo UAS to deconflict with other air vehicles...

Atomic Clocks for Use in Aircraft Platforms

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 candidate commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) or government off-the-shelf (GOTS) atomic clock system to be utilized by Special...

Failure Rates From Real World Motor Data

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 motors. This included any data on failure rates coinciding with each...

Barium Titanate Transducers

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 transducers and, more specifically, their use in DoD organizations or potential application demand by such...

Technical Information on a Foreign Mortar System

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 produced by Bosnia-Novitravca—specifically, unclassified studies on materials specifications, operating pressures, ballistic pressures, and...