Accession Number : ADA314033

Title :   NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report Number 42. The Technical Communication Practices of U.S. Aerospace Engineers and Scientists: Results of the Phase 1 Mail Survey - Aircraft Design Perspective.

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 : ADA314033

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. 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 members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *AIRCRAFT DESIGN, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AERONAUTICS, DOCUMENTS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, ENGINEERS, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, ASTRONAUTICS, SCIENTISTS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE