Accession Number : ADA291449

Title :   The Technical Communications Practices of U.S. Aerospace Engineers and Scientists: Results of the Phase 1 SME Mail Survey.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Pinelli, Thomas E. ; Barclay, Rebecca O. ; Kennedy, John M.

PDF Url : ADA291449

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The U.S. government technical report is a primary means by which the results of federally funded research and development (R&D) are transferred to the U.S. aerospace industry. However, little is known about this information product in terms of its actual use, importance, and value in the transfer of federally funded R&D. To help establish a body of knowledge, the U.S. government technical report is being investigated as part of the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. In this report, we summarize the literature on technical reports and provide a model that depicts the transfer of federally funded aerospace R&D via the U.S. government technical report. We present results from our investigation of aerospace knowledge diffusion vis-a'-vis the U.S. government technical report, and present the results of research that investigated aerospace knowledge diffusion vis-a'-vis the technical communications practices of U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists affiliated with, not necessarily belonging to, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). (AN)

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MANUFACTURING, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SOCIETIES, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, REPORTS, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, SURVEYS, DOCUMENTS, MILITARY RESEARCH, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, ENGINEERS, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, POSTAL SERVICE.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE