The NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field is responsible for developing and transferring critical technologies that address national priorities in aerospace propulsion and space applications in partnership with U.S. industries, universities, and other Government institutions.
As NASA’s premier center for aerospace propulsion and power, our role is to develop, demonstrate, and transfer relevant technologies to U.S. industry for commercialization. As NASA’s designated Center of Excellence in Turbomachinery, we develop new and innovative technologies that improve the reliability, performance, efficiency, affordability, capacity, and environmental compatibility of aerospace propulsion systems. We also maintain a science and technology development role in communications, space power, onboard propulsion, and microgravity fluid physics and combustion. We are committed to enabling U.S.-based aerospace and nonaerospace industries to benefit directly from the technologies developed through our programs. Our goal is to maximize the benefit of our efforts to the Nation and to optimize the return on each taxpayer's investment.
Over 3300 civil service employees and support service contractor personnel staff Glenn. Scientists and engineers comprise more than half of our workforce, with technical specialists, skilled workers, and an administrative staff supporting them. We aggressively strive for technical excellence through continuing education, expanded diversity in our workforce, and continuous improvement in our management and business practices so that we can extend the edge of aeronautics, space, and aerospace technology.
The Glenn Research Center is a unique facility located in the southwest corner of Cleveland, Ohio. Situated on 350 acres of land adjacent to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Glenn comprises more than 140 buildings, including 24 major facilities and over 500 specialized research and test facilities. Additional facilities are located at Plum Brook Station, which is about 50 miles west of Cleveland.
Our end product is knowledge. This report will help make this knowledge fully available to potential users—the aircraft engine industry, the space industry, the energy industry, the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, and others. It is organized so that a broad cross section of the community can readily use it. Each article begins with a short introductory paragraph that should prove to be a valuable tool for the layperson. These articles summarize the progress made during the year in various technical areas and portray the technical and administrative support associated with Glenn's technology programs.
We hope that the information is useful to all. If additional information is desired, readers are encouraged to contact the researchers identified at the end of each article and to visit NASA Glenn on the World Wide Web.
Donald J. Campbell
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Last updated April 25, 2000, by Nancy.L.Obryan@nasa.gov
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