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Technology Collection

Searchable Fields

An accessible version of the Searchable Fields table is available below.



Field Name Label Search Examples & Explanation
Abstract AB AB((single command uplink cycle) and (microscopic imaging))
AB(Athena Microscopic Imager Instrument)
We use the journal-provided abstract with little or no modification, or have members from our editorial team write an abstract from scratch, drawing on the article’s text and concepts. Our team’s goal is to make the article’s point as clearly and succinctly as possible.
Accession Number AN AN(16389949)
Search the unique number for articles and documents.
Author AU AU(Adams, John)
Use to find documents written by a particular author. 
Author  Affiliation AF AF(Northrup Grumman)
Use this field to retrieve documents associated to a particular institution.
Classification CL CL(18 Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance)
Conference CF CF(infotech@aerospace 2005)
Use to retrieve papers from a specific conference.
ISSN ISSN ISSN(0146-3705)
This search field looks for the eight digit International Standard Serials Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
Language LA LA(English)
Use to find documents in a specific language.
Publication Date PD PD(20091220)
Use to find a specific publication date. Can be searched as:
(YYYYMMDD) = (20091220)
(YYYY and month) or (month and YYYY)= (2009 and Dec) or (Dec 2009)
The use of <, >, and – are supported to specify before or after a specific date and a date range.
E.g. for records with publication dates after 2009, use the following format: PD(>2009).
Publication Type RTYPE RTYPE(conference paper)
Publication Year YR YR(2005)
Used to search documents published in a specific year.
Publisher PB PB(american institute of aeronautics and astronautics)
Used to retrieve documents from a specific publisher.
References REF REF(smith, j)                               
REF((smith, j) and (EVA and lunar strategy))
Use the reference search field to look for articles which cite a specific article, author or journal. It will search all components of a cited reference (cited author, cited publication, cited title or cited year).
Report Number RP RP(aiaa paper 2005-6919)
Source SO SO(Infotech@Aerospoace 2005)
SO(Infotech@Aerospoace and 2005)
Subfile SFL SFL(aerospace & high technology)
Subject SU SU(space robots)                        
SU(autonomous navigation)
Title TI TI(autonomous and inspection and robot*)
Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
Update UD UD(2007)
Use to retrieve all records added during a specific database update. The structure of the field is YYYY-MM-DD.