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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 1998. Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Aeronautics: Breakthrough Technologies to Meet Future Air and Space Transportation Needs and Goals. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6293.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations


ADS

automatic dependent surveillance

ATC

air traffic control

ATIS

air terminal information system

ATM

air traffic management

ATREX

Air Turbo Rocket Expander Cycle


BWB

blended-wing body


CFD

computational fluid dynamics

CNS

communications/navigation/surveillance

CO

carbon monoxide

CO2

carbon dioxide


DOD

U.S. Department of Defense


FAA

Federal Aviation Administration


GPS

Global Positioning System


LACE

liquid air cycle engine

LEO

low-earth orbit


MEMS

microelectromechanical systems


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NOx

nitrous oxide

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 1998. Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Aeronautics: Breakthrough Technologies to Meet Future Air and Space Transportation Needs and Goals. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6293.
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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

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 1998. Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Aeronautics: Breakthrough Technologies to Meet Future Air and Space Transportation Needs and Goals. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6293.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 1998. Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Aeronautics: Breakthrough Technologies to Meet Future Air and Space Transportation Needs and Goals. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6293.
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After the completion of the National Research Council (NRC) report, Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Aeronautics: Scenario-Based Strategic Planning for NASA's Aeronautics Enterprise (1997), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Aeronautics and Space Transportation Technology requested that the NRC remain involved in its strategic planning process by conducting a study to identify a short list of revolutionary or breakthrough technologies that could be critical to the 20 to 25 year future of aeronautics and space transportation. These technologies were to address the areas of need and opportunity identified in the above mentioned NRC report, which have been characterized by NASA's 10 goals (see Box ES-1) in "Aeronautics & Space Transportation Technology: Three Pillars for Success" (NASA, 1997). The present study would also examine the 10 goals to determine if they are likely to be achievable, either through evolutionary steps in technology or through the identification and application of breakthrough ideas, concepts, and technologies.

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