• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 21, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

Ecology in Technology: The Problem of Developing Technology Readiness Level in Terms of Ecology


Objectives: To improve the modern approach to assessment of technology readiness level in the case of development of technology for high-tech industries, the products of which significantly affect environmental ecology. A vivid example of this kind of industries is the aviation industry. Methods: Such methods of research as systematic and logical approach, economic analysis and model development are applied. Findings: The main research finding is the development of a new additional readiness level “Ecology”, for which questions and required evidence necessary for passing it in the framework of the modified technology readiness level chain were formulated. An innovative parallel civilian aircraft constructional design concept was developed with consideration of the formulated additional ecological technology readiness level. Applications/Improvement: The possibility of practical implementation of the proposed approach is shown by filling the aviation technology validation checklist which includes requirements for aviation environmental protection. The necessity of final validation of aviation technology aimed at reducing the negative impact of aircraft on the environment is illustrated and justified. 

Keywords: Aviation Technology Validation, Civil Aviation, Eco Design, Ecology, Technology Readiness Levels


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