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AIAA Recommended Practice: Terminology for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Remotely Operated Aircraft (R-103-2004)

AIAA Standards - Member
84 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-56347-706-5
AIAA Members: $61.95
Non-Members: $66.95


The purpose of this Recommended Practice is to aid in promoting understanding of the vocabulary and acronyms, currently in use, among many different groups within the UAV/ROA community. It contains approximately 400 terms and more than 1100 acronyms culled from a number of authoritative sources on unmanned aviation. This document is intended to be a living document and will be updated periodically to reflect changes in the terminology of a developing technology.