D
Acronyms and Abbreviations


AAV

advanced air vehicle

ACLS

Automated Carrier Landing System

ACOMMS

acoustic communications systems

ACTD

Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration

AEHF

advanced extremely high frequency

AEW

airborne early warning

AFOSR

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

AFRL

Air Force Research Laboratory

AGS

Advanced Gun System

AGV

automated guided vehicle

AINS

Autonomous Intelligent Network and Systems (initiative)

AIP

Antisurface Warfare Improvement Program

ANS

Autonomous Navigation System

AOE

automated ordnance excavator

AOSN

Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network

ARL

Army Research Laboratory

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ARTS

All Purpose Remote Transport System

ARV

armed robotic vehicle

ASH

autonomous search and hydrographic (vehicle)

ASM

antiship missile

ASN(RD&A)

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition

ASW

antisubmarine warfare



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Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations D Acronyms and Abbreviations AAV advanced air vehicle ACLS Automated Carrier Landing System ACOMMS acoustic communications systems ACTD Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration AEHF advanced extremely high frequency AEW airborne early warning AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory AGS Advanced Gun System AGV automated guided vehicle AINS Autonomous Intelligent Network and Systems (initiative) AIP Antisurface Warfare Improvement Program ANS Autonomous Navigation System AOE automated ordnance excavator AOSN Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network ARL Army Research Laboratory ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency ARTS All Purpose Remote Transport System ARV armed robotic vehicle ASH autonomous search and hydrographic (vehicle) ASM antiship missile ASN(RD&A) Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition ASW antisubmarine warfare

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Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations ATD Advanced Technology Demonstration AV autonomous vehicle AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System BAMS Broad Area Maritime Surveillance BPAUV battlespace planning autonomous underwater vehicle BUGS Basic Unexploded Ordnance Gathering System C2 command and control C2S Command and Control System C2V command and control vehicle C3 command, control, and communications C3I command, control, communications, and intelligence C3ISR command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance C4 command, control, communications, and computers C4I command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence C4ISR command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance CAP combat air patrol CAS close air support CDL common data link CECOM Communications Electronics Command CENTAF U.S. Air Force, U.S. Central Command CHBDL common high-bandwidth data link CLF Combat Logistics Force CMC Commandant, Marine Corps CNO Chief of Naval Operations CNR Chief of Naval Research COMINT communications intelligence CONOPS concept(s) of operations CONUS continental United States COTS commercial off-the-shelf CRW canard rotor wing CSG Carrier Strike Group CSP constraint satisfaction problem CTFF Cell Transfer Frame Format CU Cruise Missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles CV/LH aircraft carrier/amphibious assault ship CWSP Commercial Wideband Satellite Program D7G combat engineering vehicle

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Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DDG destroyer DD(X) future destroyer DEAD destruction of enemy air defense DEUCE deployable universal combat earthmover DOD Department of Defense DSV deep submergence vehicle ECM electronic countermeasures EHF extremely high frequency ELINT electronic intelligence EM/EO electromagnetic/electro-optical EMS electromagnetic sensing EMW Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal EO/IR electro-optical/infrared ESG Expeditionary Strike Group FCS Future Combat System (Army) FDI fault detection and isolation FDOA frequency difference of arrival FLT CNTL flight control FMEA failure modes and effects analysis FNC Future Naval Capability FOC final operational capability FP force protection FYDP Future Years Defense Program Gbps gigabits per second GBS Global Broadcast System GEOS Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Satellite GHMD Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration GHz gigahertz GIG Global Information Grid GIG-BE Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion GIG-E Globat Information Grid-Expansion GMTI ground moving target indicator GPS Global Positioning System HAE high-altitude and -endurance HALE high-altitude, long-endurance HDTV high-definition television HMMWV high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle

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Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations IMINT imagery intelligence IMU inertial measurement unit INMARSAT International Maritime Satellite INTELSAT Intelligence Satellite IOC initial operating capability IP Internet Protocol IR infrared ISR intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR&T intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting JDAM joint direct attack munition JFACC Joint Forces Air Component Commander JMPS Joint Mission Planning System JPALS Joint Precision Approach and Landing System JPO Joint Program Office JSTARS Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System JTF joint task force JTRS Joint Tactical Radio System J-UCAS Joint Unmanned Combat Air System JWICS Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System kbps kilobits per second LADAR laser detection and ranging LCS Littoral Combat Ship L/D lift to drag (ratio) LD MRUUV large-diameter multi-reconfigurable UUV LDR low data rate LDUUV long-distance unmanned undersea vehicle LEOS Low Earth Orbiting Satellite LHA amphibious assault ship (general purpose) LHD amphibious assault ship (multipurpose) LIDAR light detection and ranging LMRS Long-range Mine Reconnaissance System LOA level of autonomy LOS line of sight LPD amphibious transport dock LRE launch-and-recovery element LRIP low-rate initial production MAE medium-altitude and -endurance MAGTF Marine Air Ground Task Force MARS Mobile Autonomous Robot Software

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Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations Matilda Mesa Associates’ Tactical Integrated Light-force Deployment Assembly MCCDC Marine Corps Combat Development Command MCE mission control element MCG&I mapping, charting, geodesy,and imagery MCWL Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory MDA Missile Defense Agency MDARS-E/I Mobile Detection Assessment Response System-Exterior/ Interior MDR medium data rate MEB Marine Expeditionary Brigade MEF Marine Expeditionary Force MICA Mixed Initiative Control of Automa-teams (program) MILSATCOM military satellite communications MMS Mission Management System MPF Maritime Prepositioning Force MPF(F) Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future) MPM mission payload module MP-RTIP Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program MRD Maritime Reconnaissance Demonstration (program) MRUUV multi-reconfigurable UUV MTI moving target indicator MULE multifunction utility logistics equipment (vehicle) NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical NII Networks and Information Integration NMRS Near-term Mine Reconnaissance System NRAC Naval Research Advisory Committee NRC National Research Council NRL Naval Research Laboratory NRO National Reconnaissance Office NSWC/CD Naval Surface Warfare Center/Carderock Division NUWC Naval Undersea Warfare Center NWDC Navy Warfare Development Command O&S operations and support OASD Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense OAV organic aerial vehicle OCU operator control unit ODIS Omni-Directional Inspection System

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Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations OMFTS Operational Maneuver From the Sea ONR Office of Naval Research OODA observe-orient-decide-act OPNAV Office of the Chief of Naval Operations OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD(NII) Office of the Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration) OTH over-the-horizon Packbot versatile platform for military products PEO Program Executive Office Perceptor Perception for Offroad Robotics PFPS Portable Flight Planning System PM-PSE Program Manager-Physical Security Equipment PMS Program Management Office PUMA Precision Underwater Mapping System QDR Quadrennial Defense Review R&D research and development RCSS Remote Combat Support System REMUS Remote Environmental Monitoring Unit System RF radio frequency RHIB rigid hull inflatable boat RMP Radar Modernization Program RMS Remote Minehunting System RONS Remote Ordnance Neutralization System ROV remotely operated vehicle RSTA reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition RTIP Radar Technology Improvement Program S&T science and technology SA situation awareness SAHRV semiautonomous hydrographic reconnaissance vehicle SAM surface-to-air missile SAR synthetic aperture radar SAS synthetic aperture sonar SATCOM satellite communications SBR space-based radar SDD System Development and Demonstration SDR Software for Distributed Robotics SEAD suppression of enemy air defense SEAL sea, air, and land (teams)

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Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations SFC specific fuel consumption SHF superhigh frequency SIGINT signal intelligence SIPRNET Secret Internet Protocol Router Network SLAM simultaneous localization and mapping SOC Special Operations-Capable SPAWAR Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command SRS Standardized Robotics System SSGN nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine SSN nuclear-powered submarine STOM Ship-to-Objective Maneuver TALON one robot solution to a variety of mission requirements TAR tactical autonomous robot TCA Transformational Communications Architecture TCDL tactical common data link TCO Transformational Communications Office TCP Transmission Control Protocol TCS Tactical Control System TDOA time difference of arrival TPED task, process, exploit, disseminate TPPU task, post, process, use TRL Technology Readiness Level TUAV tactical unmanned aerial vehicle UAV unmanned aerial vehicle UCAR unmanned combat armed rotorcraft UCAV uninhabited combat air vehicle UCAV-N uninhabited combat air vehicle-Navy UCS Unmanned Control System UGCV Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (program) UGS unattended ground sensor UGV unmanned ground vehicle UHF ultrahigh frequency UNITE UAV National Industry Team URBOT urban robot USAF U.S. Air Force USN U.S. Navy USV unmanned surface vehicle USW undersea warfare UUV unmanned undersea vehicle UXO unexploded ordnance

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Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations VDS variable depth sensor VHF very high frequency VMS Vehicle Management System VSSN Virginia-class submarine VSW/SZ Very Shallow Water/Surf Zone (program) VTOL vertical takeoff and landing VTUAV vertical-takeoff-and-landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WNW wideband network wave form XUV experimental unmanned vehicle