Technology Transfer Considerations Associated with Maglev Programsby Charles W. Richardson, Jr., Martin Marietta Air Traffic Systems, Washington, United States,
Abstract: Magnetic levitation (maglev) high-speed ground transportation technology, near operational status in Germany and well along in development in Japan, is now a candidate for transfer to the United States. This paper explores the considerations and issues associated with the possible transfer of this technology to the United States. It will address documentation, proprietary data, intellectual property rights, third-party transfers, training, standards, certification, integrated logistics support, and government controls. Historical examples of technology transfer programs from foreign corporations to the United States are presented. Techniques for minimizing program risk of schedule impact, cost growth, and mismanagement of technical data are also presented.
Subject Headings: Magnetic levitation trains | Magnetic fields | Information management | Logistics | Risk management | Data processing | Training | North America | United States | Germany | Japan | Europe | Asia
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