Innovations in Aeronautics

Ilan Kroo
2004 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit   unpublished
The first fifty years of aviation were punctuated with frequent innovations, transforming what were once daring stunts into an engine of our modern economy. The second fifty years seems to many, just a tuning of this engine, with significant, but evolutionary improvements. This paper considers possible innovations in aeronautics over the next fifty years and examines some of the technologies and requirements that may drive them. Focusing on three examples of fields in which future innovation
more » ... ears likely, the paper suggests that many opportunities exist for innovation in aeronautics over the next few decades.
doi:10.2514/6.2004-1 fatcat:szur55fvpneshgblvef2fj34am