Experimental Facilities Support Services

DSI supports the U.S. Department of Defense by conducting field and range experiments and military-supportive range operations and maintenance. DSI obtains a wide variety of technical data on new concepts and improvements to existing military systems.

Through the collection of technical data, in support of efforts to solve identified problems with fielded systems, DSI conducts both traditional standard tests and state-of-the-art nonstandard experiments. DSI also develops new techniques for measuring critical data that vary in scale from laboratory microscopy at the molecular dimensions to field experiments on full-up systems.

DSI’s long, sustained history of facilities support services and range operations has led to experiments in support of basic and applied research and analyses related to weapons, munitions, materials, manufacturing processes, and survivability/lethality of military personnel and materiel. We study and evaluate the military equipment and weapons systems of today and tomorrow.

Energetic Materials Facilities Support
Range Facilities Support
Gun Firing of Inert and Energetic Projectiles
Static Detonation of Explosives
Mine Blast Studies
Fire Suppression Research
Fragmentation Research
Electronic Circuitry and Instrumentation Support
Laboratory Flight Simulation Equipment Support
Armor Target Support
Advanced Munitions Testing
Survivability/Lethality Experimental Facility Support
Robotics Research
Vehicle Performance Support
Full-Scale Penetrator Testing
Terminal Effects Research
Materials Research
Electromagnetic Gun and Electromagnetic Armor Support