Accession Number : ADA338812


Title :   Technology Applications Report.


Corporate Author : STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a338812.pdf


Report Date : 01 AUG 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : By creating new products, improving existing products, and making manufacturing processes more efficient, new technologies can improve our standard-of-living and create or save millions of jobs. Without technological advances, America will face economic stagnation as the rest of the world races to gain new markets. As a result, the United States needs a continuous flow of new inventions and process refinements to fuel its economic engine. And when business is looking for technological innovations, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) can provide some of that fuel. Each year, as SDI research and development programs mature from basic research to product identification, more and more SDI-sponsored technologies are getting ready to enter the marketplace. Examples abound, with more than 50 technologies highlighted in this year's report alone. But while the technology exists, SDI and industry must work together to commercialize it. Private companies need to know what technologies SDI has before they can use them, and SDI is making sure they can find out. The SDI Organization's (SDIO's) Office of Technology Applications runs an on line database, the Technology Applications Information System (TAIS), that is open to American corporations and citizens free-of- charge. The database contains nearly 2,000 abstracts of SDI-funded technologies, and is continually updated and expanded to include new developments in SDI research. By requesting more information on a technology, the TAIS refers users to the SDI researchers involved with the technology. This first-hand access to a technical expert helps users commercialize the research (see the conclusion of this report for information about how to become a TAIS user).


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE , DATA BASES , METHODOLOGY , GLOBAL , UNITED STATES , INDUSTRIES , MANUFACTURING , MARKETING , CORPORATIONS , ECONOMICS , REPORTS , FUELS , GAIN , ENGINES , FLOW , INVENTIONS , BEARING RACES.


Subject Categories : INFORMATION SCIENCE
      GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE