Use Patterns of Core Aerospace Engineering E-databases, Gateways and Standards: A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore

Guruprasad, R and Marimuthu, P and Khaiser Nikam, KN (2012) Use Patterns of Core Aerospace Engineering E-databases, Gateways and Standards: A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore. International Journal of Applied Engineering and Technology, Vol. 2 (1). pp. 67-91. ISSN ISSN: 2277-212X (Online)

Full text available as:
[img] PDF
Download (392Kb)
    [img] PDF (USE PATTERNS OF CORE AEROSPACE ENGINEERING EDATABASES, GATEWAYS AND STANDARDS: A RESEARCH SURVEY OF AEROSPACE SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF BANGALORE *R Guruprasad1, P. Marimuthu2 and Khaiser Nikam3) - Published Version
    Download (392Kb)

      Abstract

      A large number of core Aerospace Engineering e-Databases, Gateways and Standards are frequently referred by the aerospace scientists and engineers of Bangalore for their day to day research work, for keeping updated in their subject, for gathering information, for writing technical proposals and reports, for increasing scholarly productivity and finally to be current with global R&D. A research survey was undertaken to ascertain the ‘Use Patterns’ of these databases, gateways and standards amongst these aerospace scientists and engineers of the selected 16 aerospace organizations of Bangalore. The study is restricted to the geographic boundary of the city of Bangalore. Out of the 650 survey questionnaires distributed to the scientists and engineers, a total number of 612 were received back and finally 583 responses found suitable for the study. The total percentage of responses usable from all the 16 aerospace organizations amounted to 89.7 percent. The analysis is based on the responses received from the aerospace scientists and engineers representing these selected aerospace organizations. The responses from the participants towards the use of core aerospace engineering databases, gateways and standards were graded on a scale of 4 to 0, 4 representing ‘Daily’ and ‘0’ representing ‘Never’. The major findings that the authors would like to report in this paper are: (a) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was applied for testing the significant difference among the mean scores attained from 16 aerospace organizations towards the Use Patterns of ’Aerospace Engineering e-Databases’, ‘Gateways’ and ‘Standards’. It isobserved that all the 16 aerospace organizations show a significant difference (P < 0.05) in their mean scores viz., ‘Aerospace Databases’, ‘AIAA Meeting Papers’, ‘’IEEE Explore’, ‘NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)’, ‘NTIS (CSA)’, ‘Thomas Register’ and ‘AIAA’ except for ‘Aerospace and High Technology Database through Cambridge Science Abstracts (CSA)’, ‘Inside Science’, ‘SAE International(P=0.089)’, ‘Compendex’, ‘INSPEC’, ‘Aerospace Defence Industry Data Finder’ and ‘Aerospace Industries Association’ [Core Aerospace Engineering e-Databases]; ‘AERADE’, ‘GALCIT’, ‘IAIN’, ‘FAA’, ‘NASA’, ‘Space Today Online’ and ‘Yahoo Index for Aeronautics and Space Administration’ except for ‘ERAU’ [Aerospace Gateways]; ‘AIA NAS SET’, ‘NAS 1352’, ‘NAS 1637’, ‘NAS 410’, ‘NASM20470’, ‘NASM21209’, ‘NASM33537’, ’14 CFR 1-59’, ‘AGMA 911’, ‘API/IP SPEC 1581’, ‘AP/IP SPEC 1583’, ‘API/IP STD 1529’, ‘API/IP STD 1542’,‘ARINC 429 P1’ ‘ARINC 600’, ‘ASTM D 1655’, ‘ASTM D 471’, ‘ASTM E 1742’, ‘ASTM E 399’, ‘AWS D17.1’, ‘BS EN 2282’, ‘BS EN 2424’, ‘DATCOM’ ‘JAA & GM Complete Set’, ‘JAA Complete Set’, ‘MIL-STD-704’, ‘NEMA WC 27500’, ‘RTCA DO178’, RTCA DO254’, ‘SAE AMS 2175’, ‘SAE AMS 2644’, ‘SAE AMS-H-6875’, ‘SAE AMS QQ-P-416’, ‘SAE AS 478’, ‘SAE AE 9100’, ‘SAE AS 9102’, ‘DO178-B’, ‘DO-254’, ‘DO-160D’, ‘ARINC 400 Series’, ‘ARINC 500 Series’, ‘ARINC 600 Series’, ‘ARINC 700 Series’, ‘ARINC 800 Series’ and ‘ARINC 900 Series’, except for ‘AGMA 925(P = 0.071)’ [Aerospace Standards].

      Item Type: Journal Article
      Additional Information: A Joint Research Work of CSIR-NAL, Department of Studies in Library and Information Science, University of Mysore with support from Dept. of Bio-Statistics, NIMHANS, Bangalore
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Patterns of Use, Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, Core Aerospace Engineering EDatabases, Gateways and Standards
      Subjects: SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
      Division/Department: Knowledge & Technology Management Division, Other, Other
      Depositing User: Dr Ramachandran Guruprasad
      Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 14:47
      Last Modified: 28 May 2012 14:47
      URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10469

      Actions (login required)

      View Item