Glossary of Terms

A

ATC – Air Traffic Control
AUV – Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
AUVSI – Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
AV – Air Vehicle

B

BLM – Bureau of Land Management

C

CBP – Customs and Border Protection

D

DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DEA – Drug Enforcement Agency
DoC – Department of Commerce
DoD – Department of Defense
DoE – Department of Energy

E

F

FAA – Federal Aviation Administration
FAR – Federal Aviation Regulation

G

GAO – General Accounting Office
GPS – Global Positioning System

H

HALE – High-Altitude, Long-Endurance

I

J

K

L

lb – Pound

M

MET – Meterological
MOA – Memorandum of Agreement
MOU – Memorandum of Understanding
MPH – Miles Per Hour

N

NAS – National Airspace System
NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NOAA – National Ocean Atmospheric Adminstration
NSA – National Security Agency

O

OSD – Office of the Secretary of Defense

P

Q

R

RPV – Remotely Piloted Vehicle

S

T

U

UAS – Unmanned Aviation System
UAV – Unmanned Aviation Vehicle
UGV – Unmanned Ground Vehicle
UUV – Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

V

VTOL – Verticle Takeoff and Landing

W

WMO – World Meterological Organization

X

Y

Z