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Technology and Innovation

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Innovation dynamics in aerospace and defense industries: new models, new practices, new uses

Aerospace and defense (A&D) industries are changing. Technologies are deeply transforming firms’ technical competences, user-behaviours and managerial practices. This editorial article presents the major issues and challenges supported by the innovation dynamics (...)

Aerospace and Defense innovation: scientific knowledge and patent quality

This paper looks more closely at the evolution of innovation models in Aerospace and Defense (A&D) which took place over a long time period (1945-2015). Our main goal is to show the emergence and development of knowledge based-economy through an analysis of innovation (...)

Identification of Technological Knowledge Systems in the A&D Industries

The purpose of this article is to offer a method for empirically identifying the knowledge systems that structure the “technological landscape” within the defense industries. In order to do this, this article proposes shedding light on Technological Knowledge Systems. (...)

Aerospace defense companies: what are the technological coherences of their R&D?

Despite the economic and security challenges related to the French defense technological and industrial base, in particular for defense aeronautics (DA), this base has been poorly characterized from the point of view of its technologies (production and use). Our article aims (...)

Shortening innovation cycles

New innovation practices and strategies in France, precisely in aerospace and defense sectors are beginning to have a positive impact on the acceleration of innovations in several areas of these sectorial actors and in the sectors of their own providers and other (...)

Knowledge emergence related to eco-innovation: knowledge orientation driven by the green aircraft concept

This article describes and analyzes the impact of cognitive work around eco-innovation on knowledge management practices, particularly in terms of reorientation of knowledge. It addresses the following questions: what are the specificities of environmental knowledge in the (...)

Technological change and individual competencies: the influence of glass cockpit aircraft on French Air Force pilot training and competencies

This article investigates the influence of introducing new generation aircraft to the training of Air Force pilots. New generation aircraft (Cirrus SR20 and Pilatus PC-21), equipped with novel capabilities (glass cockpit and embedded training), represent a technological (...)

Digitalization and human behaviors: the example of air operators’ cognitive fatigue

The development of digital technologies significantly changes our daily lives and particularly the aeronautic sector. Digital technology enables flight safety but modifies operators’ activity. Moreover, monitoring operators are essential for detecting any threat or error that (...)

Mastering the design of highly flexible solar powered UAV: towards the concept of High Altitude Pseudo‐Satellite (HAPS)

Initiated in the 1950s with the invention of photovoltaic cells, the almost unlimited endurance high altitude solar drone concept is still under heavy development because of persistent technological barriers. The low propelling power extracted from solar sources involves a (...)

Perspectives and ambitions of the Maintenance in Operational Condition renovated at the heart of Armament Programs: illustrations in the terrestrial environment

The MCO is marked both by the multitude of actors involved and by a necessary evolution of the structures to face new Defense challenges. Innovation is an important focus of the MCO in terms of maintaining or increasing operational technical availability while controlling (...)