Term Definition
BLOSBeyond Line of Sight...
CAACivil Aviation Authority...
DAADetect and Avoid...
DoDDepartment of Defense...
DroneA powered, aerial vehicle that satisfies all of the following: a. Does not carry a human operator. b. Uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift. c. Can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely. d. Can be expendable or recoverable. e. Can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload. (From http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/searchableinstruments/2013rs/bills/sb317.htm)...
Drone"Drone" means a powered, aerial vehicle that carries or is equipped with a device that, in analog, digital, or other form, gathers, records, or transmits a sound or image, that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, and can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely. A drone may be expendable or recoverable. Wisconsin Act 213...
ELVExpandable Launch Vehicle...
EOEarth Observation...
EOElectro-Optical...
FAAFederal Aviation Administration...
FMRAFAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (United States)...
GCEGround Control Element...
Geomatics“... that discipline which encompasses all methods for measuring and collecting information about the physical earth and our environment, processing that information, and disseminating a variety of resulting products to a wide range of clients”     - Ghilani & Wolf...
GPSGlobal Positioning System...
GSDGround Sample Distance....
GSEGround Support Element...
hobbya pursuit outside one's regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation...
IMUInertial Measuring Unit...
ISRIntelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaisance...
ISSInternational Space Station...