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Welcome to the home page of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB). The ASEB provides an independent, authoritative forum for space engineering and aeronautics research within the National Research Council the operating arm of The National Academies.

 

News and Events

ASEB Board Meeting (Joint with SSB)
April 21-22, 2015

 
Propulsion and Energy Systems to Reduce Commercial Aviation Carbon Emissions
June 2-3, 2015

 

September 1, 2015 - September 2, 2015
Washington D.C.


ASEB Fall Meeting
October 21-22, 2015
 

November 10, 2015 - November 11, 2015
Irvine, California

 
 

Activities in Progress

Propulsion and Energy Systems to Reduce Commercial Aviation Carbon Emissions

The National Research Council will convene an ad hoc committee to develop a national research agenda with the objective of reducing life-cycle carbon emissions[1] from commercial aviation globally, even if air traffic grows as expected. The recommended research agenda will consist of a prioritized set of research projects of importance to the national and international commercial aeronautics community, and it will focus on advances in technologies and capabilities that can only be achieved through substantial research and technology development.


Review of the Federal Aviation Administration Research Plan on Certification of New Technologies Into the National Airspace System


An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Research Council will conduct an assessment of the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan for research on methods and procedures to improve both confidence in and the timeliness of certification of new technologies for their introduction into the National Airspace System (NAS).
 

Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable

The NRC Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable (STIGUR) convenes senior-most representatives from industry, universities, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other government agencies to define and explore critical issues related to NASA's space technology research agenda.

Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space

The overarching purpose of the committee is to support scientific progress in space research in the biological, medical, and physical sciences and assist the federal government in integrating and planning programs in these fields. The scope for CBPSS spans plant and microbial biology, animal and human physiology, and basic and applied physical sciences, in the context of understanding the role of gravity in living and physical systems in order to develop capabilities required for space exploration, and using the space environment as a tool of science to advance knowledge.

Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable

The Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable (ARTR) convenes senior-most representatives from industry, universities and NASA to define and explore critical issues related to NASA’s aeronautics research agenda that are of shared interest; to frame systems-level research issues; and to explore options for public-private partnerships that could support rapid, high-confidence knowledge transfer. This forum will be designed to facilitate candid dialogue among participants, to foster greater partnership among the NASA-related aeronautics community, and, where appropriate, carry awareness of consequences to the wider public.

Review of the Enterprise Architecture, Software Development Approach, and Safety and Human Factor Design of the Next Generation Air Transportation System

This study is led by the Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board.


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Recent Reports

no_cover_imageA Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System:
Implications and Importance of System Architecture (2015)
3d printing cover3D Printing in Space
solar and space overview coverSolar and Space Physics:
A Science for a Technological Society: An Overview (2014)
autonomy coverAutonomy Research for Civil Aviation: Toward a New Era of Flight
pathways coverPathways to Exploration—Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration
2012_Strategic_DirectionNASA's Strategic Direction and the Need for a National Consensus
Reusable BoostersReusable Booster System: Review and Assessment
2012 continuing keplers questContinuing Kepler's Quest:
Assessing Air Force Space Command's Astrodynamics Standards
Solar and Space Physics

Solar and Space Physics:
A Science for a Technological Society

2012 Flight ResearchRecapturing NASA's Aeronautics Flight Research Capabilities
 2012 Roadmaps cover 

NASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities:
Restoring NASA's Technological Edge and Paving the Way for a New Era in Space
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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