Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


Technological advancements often slowly build upon previous advancements, but at times this process is accelerated through dramatic breakthroughs. Our project is an assessment of "breakthroughs" in space technology, conducted on a panel of researchers gathered from NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts, showing the effects of expertise on technology forecasting and resulting in a reliable assessment of future space technology. This phase of the study covers the preparation, background, and data gathering process, with a follow up study giving detailed analysis.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies