GOTS

government off-the-shelf

GPS

Global Positioning System


IC

intelligence community

IFF

identification friend or foe

IP

Internet Protocol

IR

infrared

ISR

intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance


LED

light emitting diode


MANPADS

man-portable air defense system

MAV

micro air vehicle

MD-5

message-digest algorithm

MEG

magnetoencephalography

MEMS

microelectromechanical systems

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging


NIC

National Intelligence Council

NIRS

near-infrared spectroscopic imaging

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation


OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


R&D

research and development

RCS

radar cross section

RF

radio frequency

RFID

radio-frequency identification

RPG

rocket-propelled grenade


S&T

science and technology

SAR

synthetic aperture radar

SHA

secure hash algorithm

SQUID

superconducting quantum interference device


TWI

The Welding Institute, Ltd.


UAV

unmanned aerial vehicle

UCAV

unmanned combat air vehicle

UV

ultraviolet


VTOL

vertical takeoff and landing


WMD

weapons of mass destruction



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