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Cross-domain comparison of quantitative technology improvement using patent derived characteristics
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
This thesis compares the performance improvement rates of 28 technological domains with characteristics derived from the patents of the domains, seeking to objectively test theories of how and why technologies change over ...
Linear actuator powered flapping wing
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
Small scale unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have proven themselves to be useful, but often too noisy for certain operations due to their rotary motors. This project examined the feasibility of using an almost silent linear ...
Technological development and innovation : selected policy implications
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
Technological development is one of the main drivers in economic progress throughout the world and is strongly linked to the creation of new industries, jobs, and wealth. This thesis attempts to better understand how a ...