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By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Technology, and Economic Policy Board on Science, Committee on Innovation Models for Aeronautics Technologies, Stephen A. Merrill

NASA is an international chief in aeronautics examine and improvement — fostering advances in aviation protection and emissions, propulsion know-how, and lots of different components. And the agency's Aeronautics study challenge Directorate (ARMD) has performed an essential position within the U.S. aeronautics undefined. in recent times, the directorate's leaders and specialists open air the employer have sought how you can velocity cutting edge makes use of of ARMD's examine effects. however the directorate faces administration demanding situations that make it tough for such functions to be triumphant — or to take place in any respect. This document from the nationwide Academies' nationwide study Council, deals the enterprise assistance on easy methods to deal with the move of know-how to exterior clients, in addition to enforce versatile team of workers and financial-management practices. The document additionally issues out difficulties that stem from an absence of contract on ARMD's destiny course and several other years of federal price range cuts.

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50Testimony of Dr. Philip S. S. House of Representatives, March 16, 2005, pp. pdf. 51 Still, the temptation needs to be resisted. One of the more robust findings of the management of technology (MOT) literature is that, over time, innovative organizations exhibit a rather sharply defined strategic focus. 52 Later studies document a similar pattern in firms as diverse as Toshiba and Intel, Monsanto and Genentech, GE and IBM, and Corning and Motorola,53 while extensive anecdotal evidence suggests an analogous force to be at work in such historically innovative firms as 3M, Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft, Fanuc, and Canon.

Air Transportation: Assessment of Recommendations (April 2004). 22Securing 14 AERONAUTICS INNOVATION Modeling and simulation. 26 Human factors. 29 The Aerospace Commission, concurring that human factors research could help “enhance performance and situational awareness . . in and out of the cockpit,”30 24Securing the Future, p. 25. Research Council, Committee on Breakthrough Technology for Commercial Supersonic Aircraft, Commercial Supersonic Technology: The Way Ahead (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2001), p.

A second tendency is to declare projects completed earlier in the development of new technologies than originally planned or earlier than ideal from the standpoint of either persuading or enabling users to take them up. Several participants in the committee’s workshops expressed the concern that too many NASA aeronautics projects stopped short of full demonstration of their technical success and utility to users. Experience shows that a potential innovation must be reduced to practice in the complex environment in which it will function before it will be accepted as credible and adopted by the target user community.

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