NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSTC

National Science and Technology Council


ODW

oblique detonation wave

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy


PDW

pulse detonation wave


R&D

research and development

RLV

reusable launch vehicle


SO2

sodium dioxide


TRL

technology readiness level

T/W

thrust-to-weight ratio


UAV

uninhabited air vehicle


V/STOL

vertical/short takeoff and landing

V&V

validation and verification



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