Defense Innovation Handbook: Guidelines, Strategies, and Techniques

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru, Cassie Barlow

CRC Press
Published September 4, 2018
Reference - 432 Pages - 128 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138050679 - CAT# K33095
Series: Systems Innovation Book Series

USD$169.95

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Summary

Innovation is the lifeline of national development. This handbook is a collection of chapters that provide techniques and methodologies for achieving the transfer of defense-targeted science and technology development for general industrial applications. The handbook shows how to translate theory and ideas into practical applications. Experts from national defense institutions, government laboratories, business, and industry contributed chapters to this handbook.

The handbook also serves as an archival guide for nations, communities, and businesses expecting to embark upon science and technology transfer to industry. Included are several domestic and international case examples of practical innovation. Since the dawn of history, nations have engrossed themselves in developing new tools, techniques, and methodologies to protect their geographical boundaries. From the crude implements used by prehistorical people to very modern technologies, the end game has been the same. That is, to protect the homeland. Even in times of peace, efforts must be made to develop new machinery, equipment, processes, and devices targeted for the protection of the nation. The emergence of organized nations and structured communities facilitated even more innovative techniques of national defense. Evolution, revolution, and innovation have defined human existence for millennia. From the Ice Age to the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and to the modern age, innovation, rudimentary as it may be in many cases, has determined how humans move from one stage to the next.

This comprehensive handbook provides a clear guide on the nuances of initiating and actualizing innovation. Both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of innovation are covered in the handbook.

Features:

  • Uses a systems framework to zero in on science and technology transfer
  • Focuses on leveraging technical developments in defense organizations for general societal applications
  • Coalesces the transfer strategies collated from various sources and practical applications
  • Represents a world-class diverse collection of science and technology development, utilization, and transfer
  • Highlights a strategy for government, academia, and industry partnerships