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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How can oscillating heat pipes be used to cool circuit boards/chips? An inquirer requested access to a DSIAC referenced article, "Circuit Card Assembly Heat Sinks...
What research has been conducted on the weaponization of power sources such as batteries? DSIAC was asked to determine if research has been done on power sources such as...
What types of swarm and counter-swarm technologies and programs are out there? DSIAC was asked to collect information regarding swarm and anti-swarm technologies that...
What non-lethal technology exists to engage and thwart a targeted vehicle? DSIAC was asked to research capabilities that provide the warfighter the ability to accurately...
What are the differences in capabilities between AJEM and COVART? DSIAC was asked to compare the capabilities of two models — the Advanced Joint Effectiveness Model (...
What developments were researched historically regarding vehicle protection systems? DSIAC was asked to perform research on the historical development regarding vehicle...
Are generic targets available for testing the MUVES model? DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) developed generic target models to be used in creating an enhanced testing...
What compact drone systems are readily-available with advanced navigation and video capture capabilities? DSIAC staff searched open sources for commercial off-the-shelf...
What are the testing requirements for solid rocket insensitive munitions and installation of the thrust vector control system? A DSIAC subject matter expert (SME)...
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 studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of directed energy weapons against air systems? DSIAC staff were requested to research and compile a list of...
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...