The U.S. air transportation system is very important for our economic well-being and national security. The nation is also the global leader in civil and military aeronautics, a position that needs to be maintained to help assure a strong future for the domestic and international air transportation system. Strong action is needed, however, to ensure that leadership role continues. To that end, the Congress and NASA requested the NRC to undertake a decadal survey of civil aeronautics research and technology (RaT) priorities that would help NASA fulfill its responsibility to preserve U.S. leadership in aeronautics technology. This report presents a set of strategic objectives for the next decade of RaT. It provides a set of high-priority RaT challenges--characterized by five common themes--for both NASA and non-NASA researchers, and an analysis of key barriers that must be overcome to reach the strategic objectives. The report also notes the importance of synergies between civil aeronautics RaT objectives and those of national security.B9 High-reliability, high-performance, and high-powerdensity aircraft electric power systems Future aircraft power systems must ... which is double that of the Boeing 777 and many times that of the first U.S.-built commercial jet, the Boeing 707 (Ames, 2005). ... Generators on transport aircraft are generally connected to a 400-Hz power bus, which feeds the loads through manual or electronic switches, withanbsp;...
|Title||:||Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics:|
|Author||:||Steering Committee for the Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2006-09-27|