Three policy issues related to federal support for R, D and D on advanced automotive power systems are examined: (1) whether there is any reasonable justification for the federal government to support work in this general area at all, (2) what work should be supported on the automotive gas turbine, and (3) strategic choices to be made in the advanced automotive power systems R and D program. The analysis of incentives for privately supported R and includes an examination of the impact of emissions and fuel economy regulation. The analysis of the automotive gas turbine presents a set of calculations for the value of the engine from the social and private viewpoints and the impact of industry behavior during the introduction phase.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Energy Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    National Science Foundation

    Division of Policy Research and Analysis, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Linden, L H
    • Kumar, S
    • Samuelson, P R
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 198 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIT-EL-77-019 Final Rpt., NSF-PRA-768105-1-8
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-PRA76-81015
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM