Accession Number : ADA328490

Title :   NASA Technology Transfer Program. NASA Spinoff 1996.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA328490

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 178

Abstract : By Congressional mandate, it is NASA's responsibility to promote expansion of spinoff in the public interest. Through its Technology Transfer Program, NASA seeks to encourage greater use of its technological resources by providing a link between the technology and those who might be able to put it to advantageous use. The program's aim is to broaden and accelerate the transfer accomplishments and thereby to gain national benefit in terms of new products, services, and new jobs. This publication is intended to heighten awareness of the technology available for transfer and its potential for public benefit. Spinoff 1996 is organized in three sections: Section 1 summarizes NASA's current mainline programs, whose objectives require development of new technology and therefore replenish and expand the bank of knowledge available for reapplication. Section 2, the focal point of this volume, contains a representative sampling of spinoff products and processes that resulted from secondary application of NASA technology. Section 3 describes the various mechanisms NASA employs to stimulate technology transfer and lists, in an appendix, contact sources for further information about the Technology Transfer Program.

Descriptors :   *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, TRANSPORTATION, INDUSTRIES, HEALTH, REPORTS, AERONAUTICS, MEDICINE, SPACE SCIENCES, PUBLIC SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE