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The Conduct of Basic Research in the Aerospace Industry


Jacobs, Delbert Harold (1961) The Conduct of Basic Research in the Aerospace Industry. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/RVZX-EQ72.


An analysis of basic research activities in the Aerospace industry is presented. A detailed study of Boeing, Convair, Lockheed, and Douglas indicates extensive and widely varying approaches to basic research in these companies. The establishment of a successful basic research organization in any environment is a sequential process subject to many problems and setbacks. The airframe companies, though making promising progress toward this goal, still have a long way to go. The inherent hazards associated with the aerospace business threaten the fledgling basic research organizations, and I believe it will be the exception and not the rule that sound basic research activity will result.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
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Thesis Committee:
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Defense Date:1 January 1961
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12222005-092206
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ID Code:5115
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Deposited On:22 Dec 2005
Last Modified:20 Nov 2023 22:43

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