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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Uninhabited Air Vehicles: Enabling Science for Military Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9878.
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Acronyms


ACTD

advanced concepts technology demonstrator

AFOSR

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

APU

auxiliary power unit


CAI

Composites Affordability Initiative

CAIV

cost as an independent variable

CMOS

complementary metal oxide semiconductors

CNI

communication, navigation, identification


DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DOD

U.S. Department of Defense


EMA

electromagnetic actuator


GNC

generative numerical control

GOPS

giga-operations per second

GPS

global positioning system


HALE

high-altitude, long-endurance

HSM

high-speed, maneuverable


IFSD

in-flight shutdown

ISR

intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Uninhabited Air Vehicles: Enabling Science for Military Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9878.
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MALD

Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (Program)

MAV

micro air vehicle

MEMS

microelectromechanical system


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration


SAB

Scientific Advisory Board

SEAD

suppression of enemy air defenses


TDMA

time division multiple access


UAV

uninhabited air vehicle

UCAV

uninhabited combat air vehicle

USAF

U.S. Air Force


VTOL

vertical takeoff and landing

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Uninhabited Air Vehicles: Enabling Science for Military Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9878.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Uninhabited Air Vehicles: Enabling Science for Military Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9878.
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U.S. Air Force (USAF) planners have envisioned that uninhabited air vehicles (UAVs), working in concert with inhabited vehicles, will become an integral part of the future force structure. Current plans are based on the premise that UAVs have the potential to augment, or even replace, inhabited aircraft in a variety of missions. However, UAV technologies must be better understood before they will be accepted as an alternative to inhabited aircraft on the battlefield. The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) requested that the National Research Council, through the National Materials Advisory Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, identify long-term research opportunities for supporting the development of technologies for UAVs. The objectives of the study were to identify technological developments that would improve the performance and reliability of “generation-after-next” UAVs at lower cost and to recommend areas of fundamental research in materials, structures, and aeronautical technologies. The study focused on innovations in technology that would “leapfrog” current technology development and would be ready for scaling-up in the post-2010 time frame (i.e., ready for use on aircraft by 2025).

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