Accession Number : ADA295786

Title :   The Use of Computer Networks in Aerospace Engineering.

Descriptive Note : Final contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA

Personal Author(s) : Bishop, Ann P.

PDF Url : ADA295786

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 403

Abstract : The purpose of this research is to explore and describe the use of computer networks by aerospace engineers. Computer networks, also called electronic networks, are defined in this study as telecommunication links that connect computers to each other or to other devices, allowing users access to remote resources through such applications as electronic mail, file transfer, and remote log-in. Aerospace engineers, the community of interest in this research, are engaged in research, development, design, testing, and manufacturing related to a wide variety of aerospace technologies, from commercial aircraft to guided missiles to space equipment This research investigates computer networking from a user perspective. This means that it seeks to describe the manner in which electronic networks are currently used by aerospace engineers to facilitate communication and assist in the performance of their work tasks. Further, the study explores factors associated with network use, and impacts of network use, from the perspective of members of the aerospace engineering community. The ultimate goal of the study is to increase understanding of the work, communication, and networking needs and behavior of aerospace engineers so that more effective networking systems, services, and policies can be developed for members of the aerospace engineering community. Results may be applicable to other scientific and technical work as well. (KAR) P. 10

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, GUIDED MISSILES, POLICIES, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, COMPUTERS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, USER NEEDS, ACCESS, ENGINEERS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, DATA LINKS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, ELECTRONIC MAIL.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Aerodynamics
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE