he rapidly changing and increasingly inter-disciplinary nature o aerospaceengineering indicates the need or an encyclopedia to consolidate currentknowledge and, with systematic updating, provide a high quality scientic resource.No major reerence work comparable to
Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering
exists.In establishing what will truly be a landmark publication the Editorial team havecommissioned original contributions rom expert authors in the elds o engineeringscience that support the study and development o aerospace technology and vehicledesign. These include mechanics, propulsion, guidance and control, electronics andinstrumentation, communications, computer science, systems engineering, materialscience, abrication and manuacturing, and physics. In addition, environmentalscience, noise and emissions are covered in view o their growing importance tothe aviation industry. This high quality, careully coordinated reerence work will enhance education,training and research in this complex and demanding eld.Publishing in both online and print ormats the Encyclopedia will serve asan invaluable resource or readers/users in the academic and industrysectors including:
Proessional Engineers and Technical Managers
Senior Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students andResearchers
College Lecturers and Industry Training Managers
Aviation/Aerospace Analysts and ConsultantsIt will provide an invaluable aid to education andtraining or university engineering and sciencedepartments, aerospace manuacturers andsuppliers, and government, industrial andmilitary research establishments.