Accession Number : ADA303291

Title :   NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report Number 36. The Technical Communications Practices of U.S. Aerospace Engineers and Scientists: Results of the Phase 1 NASA Langley Research Center 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 : ADA303291

Report Date : NOV 1995

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. Little is also known about the intermediary-based system that is used to transfer the results of federally funded R&D to the U.S. aerospace industry. 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, present a model that depicts the transfer of federally funded aerospace R&D via the U.S. government technical report, and present the results of research that investigated aerospace knowledge diffusion vis-a-vis the technical communication practices of U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists who were assigned to the Research and Technology Group at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC).

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, *COOPERATION, RESEARCH FACILITIES, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, SURVEYS, DOCUMENTS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, ENGINEERS, POSTAL SERVICE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE