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Technology Utilization - The Role Of Optics
Author(s): B. J. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

The terms technology utilization and technology transfer are very much over-worked - a large number of books, reports, and papers have been written over the last ten years on these subjects. However, the majority of this effort is related to the fall-out from the military and space programs. There is no question that there is (and always has been) considerable fallout from these areas. A number of examples can be cited: the earliest of these is perhaps that of the development of tinned food (..or should I say canned food) to ensure the maintenance of the necessary supplies to Napoleon's army. The computer and radar are certainly important items from World War II that have had a tremendous impact on our lives; the orbiting weather and communication satellites are undoubtedly spin-offs from the NASA space programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 1973
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0034, Solving Problems in Automotive Safety Engineering and Biomechanics with Optical Instrumentation, (20 May 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953639
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B. J. Thompson, University of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0034:
Solving Problems in Automotive Safety Engineering and Biomechanics with Optical Instrumentation
Paul Brown; Lawrence M. Patrick, Editor(s)

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