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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation: Toward a New Era of Flight. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18815.
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Acronyms

ADS-B Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast
ATM air traffic management
 
DOD Department of Defense
 
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
 
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAR Federal Aviation Regulation
 
GA general aviation
GPS Global Positioning System
 
IA increasingly autonomous
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
IFR instrument flight rules
 
NAS National Airspace System
NextGen Next Generation Air Transportation System
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NITRD Networking and Information Technology Research and Development
 
OODA Observe, Orient, Decide, Act
 
PARS people, (software) agents, robots, and sensors
 
TCAS Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System
 
UAS unmanned aircraft system(s)
 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation: Toward a New Era of Flight. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18815.
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V&V verification and validation
VFR visual flight rules
VHF very high frequency
VV&C verification, validation, and certification
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation: Toward a New Era of Flight. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18815.
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The development and application of increasingly autonomous (IA) systems for civil aviation is proceeding at an accelerating pace, driven by the expectation that such systems will return significant benefits in terms of safety, reliability, efficiency, affordability, and/or previously unattainable mission capabilities. IA systems range from current automatic systems such as autopilots and remotely piloted unmanned aircraft to more highly sophisticated systems that are needed to enable a fully autonomous aircraft that does not require a pilot or human air traffic controllers. These systems, characterized by their ability to perform more complex mission-related tasks with substantially less human intervention for more extended periods of time, sometimes at remote distances, are being envisioned for aircraft and for air traffic management and other ground-based elements of the national airspace system. Civil aviation is on the threshold of potentially revolutionary improvements in aviation capabilities and operations associated with IA systems. These systems, however, face substantial barriers to integration into the national airspace system without degrading its safety or efficiency.

Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation identifies key barriers and suggests major elements of a national research agenda to address those barriers and help realize the benefits that IA systems can make to crewed aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, and ground-based elements of the national airspace system. This report develops a set of integrated and comprehensive technical goals and objectives of importance to the civil aeronautics community and the nation. Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation will be of interest to U.S. research organizations, industry, and academia who have a role in meeting these goals.

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