Reductions in Aerospace R&D

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18 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 4 χρόνια και 1 μήνα)

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11/18/2013

1

AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Addressing the Impact of the
Reductions in Aerospace R&D
Funding

What is the effect on Society?

Tim Howard

Society & Aerospace Technology

Technical Committee

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Overview

Initial Thesis:

The U.S. is losing its pre
-
eminence in aerospace
because the government has
cut funding for Research and
Development, especially for
aeronautics

11/18/2013

3

AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Overview

What are the effects on Society of
reducing aerospace R&D funding?



What does Society need?


How does aerospace R&D meet
those needs?


What role does aerospace R&D
play?

11/18/2013

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Maslow’s Needs

What does Society
need?


Maslow as a
model of
Societal
needs

Survival

Safety

Relationship

Prestige

Self

Actualization

Knowledge &
Aesthetics

Trans
-

cendence

Security

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Basic Needs

The Basic Needs of
Society


Survival


Safety


Security


Relationship

Survival

Safety

Relationship

Prestige

Self

Actualization

Knowledge &
Aesthetics

Trans
-

cendence

Security

11/18/2013

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Higher Needs

The Higher Needs
of Society


Prestige


Knowledge


Actualization


Transcendence

Survival

Safety

Relationship

Prestige

Self

Actualization

Knowledge &
Aesthetics

Trans
-

cendence

Security

11/18/2013

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Societal Needs

How does aerospace R&D help meet
Societal needs?


Survival


Safety


Security


Global
Relationships


National Prestige


Knowledge &
Aesthetics


Societal Self
-
actualization


Societal
Transcendence

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Survival


Remote sensing


Resource protection


Atmospheric
analysis

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management


Severe
Weather
Warning

Safety

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management


Protect our
interests
around the
world



Robust,
flexible
response

Security

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management


Transportation enables
relationship


Aerospace enables
global interaction

Global Relationships

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management


Aerospace
leadership on an
interplanetary
scale

National Prestige

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Knowledge & Aesthetics


Traditional
economy


Knowledge
economy

How do we build a knowledge
economy without knowledge?

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Societal Self
-
Actualization


The perfect
democratic
society

How has
aerospace
helped?

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management


Reaching out to
help others


Moving forward to
our next stage of
societal growth

Societal Transcendence

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Aerospace R&D

What is the role of aerospace
R&D?


Provides the technologies to
meet the needs of society


If other, non
-
US sources can
provide the technologies, do we
still need aerospace R&D?


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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Aerospace R&D

What needs does aerospace R&D
directly affect?


National security


National prestige


Knowledge economy

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Security R&D


We’ll buy foreign
cars, but not foreign
fighter jets


To have aircraft that
meet our security
needs, we must
preserve technology
base



To preserve
technology base, we
must conduct R&D

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Prestige and R&D


Without R&D, we
lose the
leadership role
we have played
for the life of the
industry


We lose the
“right stuff”
needed to be the
first or the best

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management


Government funds R&D to drive
industry to develop products


We do not have to produce the
products themselves if we can
profit from the knowledge instead



If we lose R&D, we lose the
knowledge that we need for our
society, and our new economy

Knowledge & R&D

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AIAA Delta Forum

AIAA Engineering & Technology Management

Conclusion

What is the Impact on Society?



Aerospace technologies satisfy
our societal needs


R&D has a critical role to play in
meeting our need for security,
prestige, and knowledge


Without R&D funding, we do
lose our pre
-
eminence, and
society will suffer as a result