Accession Number : ADA311582

Title :   NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report Number 45. The Technical Communications Practices of U.S. Aerospace Engineers and Scientists: Results of the Phase 3 U.S. Aerospace Engineering Educators 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 : ADA311582

Report Date : JUL 1996

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 who were members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and identified themselves as educators.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *MILITARY RESEARCH, *DIFFUSION, *INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, DATA MANAGEMENT, REPORTS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, AERONAUTICS, SURVEYS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, ENGINEERS, INSTRUCTORS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, ASTRONAUTICS, SCIENTISTS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE