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Technical Inquiries (TIs)
The core function of CSIAC is to answer technical questions using our in-house technical personnel, vast DoD information resources, and our extensive network of subject matter experts (SMEs). CSIAC has technical staff available to conduct technical research in order to give you a head start on your analysis or study in any of our technical focus areas. We offer a free 4-hour TI research service or, for slightly larger research efforts, we offer an extended technical inquiry (ETI) service.
Technical Inquiry Features
Our TIs include the following to help you with your research:
Free Technical Inquiry Services
CSIAC’s free TI service offers 4 hours of free research per inquiry on any topic within our technical focus areas. Typical TI efforts may include answering technical questions, literature searches, document requests, or referrals to SMEs. Completed responses are compiled and delivered to the inquirer in less than 10 business days. Registered users can submit TIs online through the provided form or by phone.
Extended Technical Inquiry (ETI) Services
ETIs are externally funded research efforts that go slightly beyond 4 research hours. ETIs require between 5 and 160 technical hours of research, with a $50K maximum ceiling and period of performance up to 2 months.
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Notable Technical Inquiries
Notable TIs are findings and/or summaries of responses to the most recent and impactful technical inquiries submitted by CSIAC members under our 4 free hours of information research support.
What major advancements are proposed by 6G, and when is it projected to deploy?
Is there an overarching Wi-Fi program for the U.S. Air Force?
How fast do artificial intelligence (AI)/machine-learning (ML) technologies transition from paper to fielded capability for the People’s Republic of China (PRC)?
What is the current state of the art in microelectronics and its impact on the DoD?
What is the state of 5G technology (and beyond) as it applies to the U.S. Department of Defense and military?
Example Technical Inquiries
Example TIs are samples of the wide range of technical inquiries submitted by CSIAC members under our 4 free hours of information research support.
Combining Physics and Human Recognition Logic to Improve Hybrid AI Methods for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
Can you provide information about a hybrid AI method that combines physics and human recognition logic to improve the AI for SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), detection, recognition, classification and tracking?
What are the state-of-the-art use cases for Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Machine Learning(ML) in Aviation?
Can you provide information on sensor fusion research (e.g., radars and sensors) using ML or AI methods, regardless of military application?
How can you identify the underlying framework used in AI/ML models and extract the binary?
What are some examples of mission- and campaign-level simulations of cyber warfare?