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Aerospace & High Technology Database

 
 
The Aerospace & High Technology Database provides bibliographic coverage of basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. The database also covers technology development and applications in complementary and supporting fields such as chemistry, geosciences, physics, communications, and electronics. In addition to periodic literature, the database also includes coverage of reports issued by NASA, other U.S. government agencies, international institutions, universities, and private firms. This database provides comprehensive international coverage as well as numerous non-serial publications.

Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Aerodynamics
    • Aircraft Design and Instrumentation
    • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    • Communications and Navigation
    • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
    • Energy Production and Conversion
    • Environmental Pollution
    • Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
    • Geophysics and Earth Resources
    • Lasers and Masers
    • Life Sciences
    • Materials
    • Mathematical and Computer Sciences
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Meteorology, Climatology, and Oceanography
    • Physics: Solid State, Thermodynamics, Atomic and Molecular, Nuclear and High-Energy, Optics, Acoustics, Plasmas
    • Propellants and Fuels
    • Quality Assurance and Reliability
    • Social Sciences
    • Space Sciences
    • Spacecraft Design and Systems Engineering
    • Structural Mechanics
Dates of Coverage
    Approximately 1962-current. The oldest record in the database has a publication date of 1910; about 50% of its records have publication dates of 1982 or later.
Update Frequency
    Once a month. Approximately 45,000 new records are added per year.
Size
    Over 9,105,288 records as of August 2013
Thesaurus
    The database is indexed using a master authority file of about 40,000 controlled-vocabulary terms. Older records in this database were indexed using a file-specific thesaurus; this thesaurus has now been incorporated into the master authority file.
Print Equivalent
    International Aerospace Abstracts (IAA); Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR) (1986-1993)
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Sample Record
    TI: Title
    Development of an ion thruster and power processor for New Millennium's Deep Space 1 Mission
    AU: Author
    Sovey, James S; Hamley, John A; Haag, Thomas W; Patterson, Michael J; Pencil, Eric J; Peterson, Todd T; Pinero, Luis R; Power, John L; Rawlin, Vincent K; Sarmiento, Charles J
    AF: Affiliation
    NASA, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH [Sovey; Hamley; Haag; Patterson; Pencil; Peterson; Pinero; Power; Rawlin; Sarmiento]
    SO: Source
    AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, 33rd, Seattle, WA, July 6-9, 1997
    RP: Report Number
    AIAA Paper 97-2778
    NT: Notes
    22 ref.
    AB: Abstract
    The NASA Solar Electric Propulsion Technology Applications Readiness Program (NSTAR) will provide a single-string primary propulsion system to NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 Mission which will perform comet and asteroid flybys in the years 1999 and 2000. The propulsion system includes a 30-cm diameter ion thruster, a xenon feed system, a power processing unit, and a digital control and interface unit. A total of four engineering model ion thrusters, three breadboard power processors, and a controller have been built, integrated, and tested. An extensive set of development tests has been completed along with thruster design verification tests of 2000 and 1000 h. An 8000-h life demonstration test is ongoing and has successfully demonstrated more than 6000 h of operation. In situ measurements of accelerator grid wear are consistent with grid lifetimes well in excess of the 12,000-h qualification test requirement. Flight hardware is now being assembled in preparation for integration, functional, and acceptance tests. (Author)
    LA: Language
    ENGLISH
    PY: Publication Year
    1997
    PD: Publication Date
    19970700
    PT: Publication Type
    MEETING PAPER
    CP: Country of Publication
    UNITED STATES
    CO: Country of Origin
    UNITED STATES
    DE: Descriptors
    *ION ENGINES; *POWER CONDITIONING; *SOLAR ELECTRIC PROPULSION; *NASA SPACE PROGRAMS; *SPACE EXPLORATION; *ENGINE TESTS; *PROPULSION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE; *PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT; FLYBY MISSIONS; GROUND TESTS; WEAR TESTS; SERVICE LIFE; THROTTLING; PROPULSION SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS; ROCKET ENGINE DESIGN
    CL: Classification
    20 SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
    UD: Update
    199709
    SF: Subfile
    IAA, International Aerospace Abstracts
    AN: Accession Number
    A97-36107
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract KW = Keywords
    AF = Affiliation LA = Language
    AN = Accession Number NT = Notes
    AU = Author NU = Other Numbers
    AV = Availability PB = Publisher
    CA = Corporate Author PD = Publication Date
    CL = Classification PT = Publication Type
    CO = Country of Origin PY = Publication Year
    CP = Country of Publication RP = Report Number
    DE = Descriptors SF = Subfile
    IB = ISBN SO = Source
    IS = ISSN TI = Title
    JN = Journal Name UD = Update

    Keywords, KW=
    In this database, a keyword search searches the Title, Abstract, and Descriptors fields.

    Browsable Indexes
    A browsable index is an alphabetical listing of terms used in a specific field of a database. You can browse this list to see, for example, the names of journals indexed in the Aerospace & High Technology Database. Browsable indexes are available for the following fields:

    Author
    Journal Name
    Publication Type