The Resource An update of the nation's long-term strategic needs for NASA's aeronautics test facilities, Philip S. Antón ... [et al.]

An update of the nation's long-term strategic needs for NASA's aeronautics test facilities, Philip S. Antón ... [et al.]

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An update of the nation's long-term strategic needs for NASA's aeronautics test facilities
Title
An update of the nation's long-term strategic needs for NASA's aeronautics test facilities
Statement of responsibility
Philip S. Antón ... [et al.]
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An independent review of the U.S. ability to develop aeronautical vehicles found that the country continues to rely on the capabilities of large government test facilities, including wind tunnels, propulsion test cells, and simulators owned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). These vehicles include civil and military transports, business jets, general aviation, military fighters and bombers, missiles, unmanned vehicles, helicopters, engines, air-breathing hypersonic vehicles, and extraterrestrial planetary air vehicles. Test facility use varies greatly year-to-year despite this continuing long-term need, introducing facility sustainment challenges. Also, despite the strategic importance of new, more advanced facilities, lack of federal investments is forcing the retention of aging and sometimes inferior capabilities. NASA and the nation need to continue developing an aeronautics test technology vision and plan to guide investments, coordination, and sustained support for these vital capabilities. Redundancy within NASA is minimal, but continued dwindling, long-term need for two of the 29 facilities we identified as strategically important in our 2002-2004 study means that these two should be removed from that list. NASA's new Aeronautic Test Program reflects strategic engineering needs and has made progress in bolstering critical support to retain these strategically important capabilities at NASA. National reliance and consolidation with the Department of Defense and U.S. industry facilities to further reduce redundancy remains the next opportunity despite the challenge of reconciling financial and mission differences
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL567.W5
LC item number
U55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Antón, Philip S
  • United States
  • Rand Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (Organization)
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
Documented briefing / RAND
Series volume
DB-553
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wind tunnels
  • United States
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Airplanes
  • Space vehicles
  • Needs assessment
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An update of the nation's long-term strategic needs for NASA's aeronautics test facilities, Philip S. Antón ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Office of Science and Techology Policy."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-99)
Contents
Background -- Wind Tunnels and Propulsion Test Facilities -- Simulators -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A: NASA, DoD, and Industry Input Details -- Appendix B: Simulator Descriptions -- Appendix C: Technical Discussion of Simulation and Simulators
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xviii, 100 p.
Isbn
9780833044938
Lccn
^^2010002176
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)503307880
  • (OCoLC)ocn503307880
Label
An update of the nation's long-term strategic needs for NASA's aeronautics test facilities, Philip S. Antón ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Office of Science and Techology Policy."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-99)
Contents
Background -- Wind Tunnels and Propulsion Test Facilities -- Simulators -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A: NASA, DoD, and Industry Input Details -- Appendix B: Simulator Descriptions -- Appendix C: Technical Discussion of Simulation and Simulators
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xviii, 100 p.
Isbn
9780833044938
Lccn
^^2010002176
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)503307880
  • (OCoLC)ocn503307880

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