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Drone Co-habitation Services operates a Phantom 3 commercial multi-rotor unmanned aircraft

ACRONYMS

When studying this subject, one frequently encounters a variety of acronyms. The following short list may help to clarify some of those most frequently encountered.

French speaking: drones
US and UK: UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems)
International and other National Aviation Agencies: RPAS
Internet references: UAV and drones
MAV: Micro Aerial Vehicles
UAV acronyms:
       Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
       Unmanned Air Vehicle
       Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle
       Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle
       Uninhabited Aircraft Vehicle
       Unmanned Airborne Vehicle
       Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle
       Upper Atmosphere Vehicle

UAVS: Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle System
RPAS: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems
UA: Unmanned Aircraft
UTM: Unmanned traffic management

Business Applications of Drone Technology: Innovation and the Use of Unmanned Aircraft

December 2017

Table of Contents

Overview
Acronyms
Selected Book Titles
Representative Journal Articles
Conferences, Papers, Proceedings
Current Legislation
Associations /Organizations
Drone Use Outside the U.S.
LC Subject Headings

 

Image (left): Drone Co-habitation Services operates a Phantom 3 commercial multi-rotor unmanned aircraft.
Photograph by Dominic Hart.
Courtesy of NASA.
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-120, October 13, 2016

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