Accession Number:

ADA314031

Title:

NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report Number 43. The Technical Communication Practices of U.S. Aerospace Engineers and Scientists: Results of the Phase 1 Mail Survey - Manufacturing and Production Perspective.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memorandum,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CEN TER

Report Date:

1996-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The U.S. government technical report is a primary means by which the results of federally funded research and development RD 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 RD. Little is also known about the intermediary-based system that is used to transfer the results of federally funded RD 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 NASADoD 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 RD 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 Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE