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



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Uninhabited Air Vehicles: Enabling Science for Military Systems 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