Our Services

DTRIAC staff can provide the defense community with:

  • Technical support in specific threat reduction areas
  • Analyses of specific technical problems
  • State-of-the-art reviews and technology assessments
  • Data compilations and assessments
  • Handbooks and source books on effects and system survivability
  • Test data and documentation, storage, indexing and retrieval



The DTRIAC's professional staff maintains liaison with DoD and Department of Energy (DOE) organizations. The staff provides: 
  • In-facility access and user services for the DTRIAC reference collection of more than 300,000 documents dating from 1946; experimental test data, including major collections of original negatives and prints of more than 20,000 motion pictures and 2,000,000 still images.
  • Technical consultation and user services for extensive databases such as Weapons Effects and Performance Data Archival (WEAPDA) Information System
  • Directed/kinetic energy effects data
  • Analysis of nuclear and non-nuclear-related technology information as applied to defense policy, force operations, system survivability and training
  • Preparation of major authoritative handbooks
  • Referral services and direct computer access to various DoD and open literature scientific databases
  • Briefings at user facilities, DTRIAC resources available to authorized users
  • Assistance to DTRA and weapons community in technology transfer (application of nuclear related technologies to non-nuclear weapon phenomenologies and effects)
  • Access to and population of DTRA's STi Archival and Retrieval System (STARS)

DTRIAC's Collection Subject Areas

  • Thermal Radiation
  • Airblast and Shock
  • Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)
  • Arms Control and Counter-proliferation
  • Conventional Weapon Effects (CWE)
  • Transient Radiation Effects on Electronics (TREE)
  • X-Rays
  • Radiation Effects
  • Systems Response
  • Survivability
  • Hard Target Defeat



DTRIAC services are available to all U.S. Government agencies and their contractors having a need-to-know. Contractors must be certified by their government contract sponsor and registered with Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) to receive export-controlled data. If you need to contact us, you must be with the U.S. government, have a DLIS number, or have the permission of DTRA.

Visiting DTRIAC

A visit will be most productive if planned. Members of DoD or DOE should contact DTRIAC directly. Government contractors should call their contracting officers to coordinate a visit. All other visits require DTRA approval in advance. Be sure to specify your technical query, issue or problem and type of assistance desired in advance of your visit.