TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPLY

The scope, characteristics, and functions of transportation are reviewed to define the structure of technology needs. The impact on technology supply of the independence or disjointedness of technology components-guideways, equipment, and operations procedures-is then investigated. Each technology component shapes its technology supply stream; technology options are limited to those compatible with component suppy streams. System interdependence reinforces the disjointedness of components. Railroad research and test activities and technology-sharing strategies are compared to the structure of technology supply and needs. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-5
  • Monograph Title: Technology transfer, the research process, and creating a productive environment
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029937
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM