Aeronautics Innovation: NASA's Challenges and Opportunities by National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs,

By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Technology, and Economic Policy Board on Science, Committee on Innovation Models for Aeronautics Technologies, Stephen A. Merrill

NASA is a world chief in aeronautics study and improvement — fostering advances in aviation protection and emissions, propulsion expertise, and lots of different components. And the agency's Aeronautics study project Directorate (ARMD) has performed an essential function within the U.S. aeronautics undefined. lately, the directorate's leaders and specialists open air the service provider have sought how you can pace cutting edge makes use of of ARMD's study effects. however the directorate faces administration demanding situations that make it tough for such functions to prevail — or to take place in any respect. This record from the nationwide Academies' nationwide learn Council, bargains the company assistance on tips on how to deal with the move of expertise to exterior clients, in addition to enforce versatile group of workers and financial-management practices. The document additionally issues out difficulties that stem from an absence of contract on ARMD's destiny course and a number of other years of federal finances cuts.

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In any case, the interrelation of these four areas is such that improvement in each can be affected by improvement—or by lack of same—in one or more of the others. gov. the Future, p. 9. S. Air Transportation: Assessment of Recommendations (April 2004). 22Securing 14 AERONAUTICS INNOVATION Modeling and simulation. 26 Human factors. 29 The Aerospace Commission, concurring that human factors research could help “enhance performance and situational awareness . . in and out of the cockpit,”30 24Securing the Future, p.

L. , Readings in the Management of Innovation, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1988). 53See M. Maidique and R. Hayes, “The Art of High Technology Management,” Sloan Management Review 25 (Winter 1984); J. Morone, Winning in High-Tech Markets (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1993); P. A. Abetti, U. Sumita, and Y. Kimura, “Toshiba Information Systems—From Mainframes to Laptops and Notebook Computers,” International Journal of Technology Management, Special Issue (1995), pp. 139-160; G. Lynn, J.

27Review of NASA’s Aerospace Technology Enterprise, p. 75. 28Commercial Supersonic Technology, p. 18. 29Securing the Future, p. 11. 30Final Report of the Commission, p. 9-7. S. 31 Distributed communications networks. 32 To this end, the Academies’ Committee for the Review of NASA’s Revolutionize Aviation Program recommended exploration of “revolutionary concepts” related to distributed air-ground airspace systems, including the distribution of decision making between the cockpit and ground systems and reorganization of how aircraft are routed, with significant implications for airspace usage and airport capacity.

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