Accession Number : ADA292391

Title :   Visit of the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARl),

Corporate Author : ASIAN OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT APO AP 96337-0007

Personal Author(s) : Yakura, S. J.

PDF Url : ADA292391

Report Date : 29 JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : To learn about newly established Korean research institutes working specifically on aerospace research, Dr Tom Davis and I visited the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARl), located in Daeduck Science Town, Taejon, for an hour between 1400 and 1500 on the 29th of June, 94. The visit was arranged by Mr F. Kenneth Crosher, science counselor of the US Embassy in Korea, before we departed Japan. The purpose of the visit was to meet key personnel at KARl and establish contacts in order to set up international collaborative programs between KAM and my office, the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD). We were greeted by Dr Jai-Hak Hong, president of KARl; Dr Dong-Whan Choi, director of Aircraft R&D Division; and Dr Jeong-Joo Rhiu, director of Aerospace R&D Division. After the exchange of business cards as it is common in most of the oriental countries at the first meeting (Korea is no exception), Dr Davis and I presented the AOARD programs to KARl personnel for 15 minutes or so. Then it was followed by Dr Hong's short introductory talk about the history, role and mission, and major research activities of KARl. For the last 30 minutes of the visit, we moved the meeting to the main conference hall and saw a 10 minute video which explained the role and operation of KARl. After the video, Dr Choi and Dr Rhiu told us of their current research activities. The nature of the discussion is explained more in detail in this report. p1

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE RESEARCH, *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, *KOREA, SYMPOSIA, COMMERCE, HALL EFFECT, JAPAN, PERSONNEL, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, EXCHANGE, CARDS, ASIA.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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