NACA

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NRL

Naval Research Laboratory

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSSN

new attack submarine (now in the Virginia class)

NSWC

Naval Surface Warfare Center

NSWCCD

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division

NUWC

Naval Undersea Warfare Center

ONR

Office of Naval Research

OSD

Office of the Secretary of Defense

PIV

particle image velocimetry

RDT&E

research, development, testing, and evaluation

R&D

research and development

R&M

repair and maintenance

SCN

ship construction, Navy

SNAME

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

SSN

nuclear-powered submarine

SSPA

Swedish Model Basin in Gothenburg

S&T

science and technology

SWATH

Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull

TAGOS 19

an ocean surveillance (SWATH-type) ship

URANS

unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (equations)



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