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UAS 101


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Existing, happening, or operating in the air
The structure of an aircraft without the power plant
Fixed Wing
An aircraft capable of flight using wings that generate lift caused by the vehicle's forward airspeed and the shape of the wings
A UAS with more than two rotors
Single Rotor
An unmanned autonomous helicopter
A group of related parts that move or work together to perform a specific task
Not having or needing a crew or person to operate
Unmanned Aerial System
A collection of electronics, motors, and propeller(s) mounted on an airframe, can be controlled through a 'pilot' from the ground or increasingly, autonomously following a pre-programmed mission
Academy of Model Aeronautics
Based in Muncie, Indiana, USA, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of model aviation as a recognized sport as well as a recreational activity, the largest organization of its kind with a current membership of more than 140,000 members founded in 1936
Aerial Target
First remotely radio controlled plane in 1917, fitted with warheads
AQM-34 Ryan Firebee
A series of target drones developed by the Ryan Aeronautical Company beginning in 1951, one of the first jet-propelled drones, and one of the most widely used target drones ever built
DJI Phantom
Early UAS which was very easy to fly and was able to carry a camera aloft
Federal Aviation Administration
An agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation, created in 1958
Global Positioning System
(GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites
Hewitt-Sperry Automatic Airplane
Project undertaken during World War I to develop an aerial torpedo, also called a flying bomb or pilotless aircraft, capable of carrying explosives to its target, considered by some to be a precursor of the cruise missile
Kettering Aerial Torpedo "Bug"
Essentially an aerial torpedo: pilotless and guided by preset controls
Long Loiter
In military flights, such as aerial reconnaissance or ground-attack aircraft, the loiter phase is time the aircraft has over a target
National Airspace System
The portion of the atmosphere controlled by the FAA above the United States of America, a specific three-dimensional portion of the atmosphere
Queen Bee
British Royal Navy developed a primitive, radio-controlled UAV which could be landed for future reuse and could reach speeds of 100 mph (160 km/h)
RQ-1 Predator
Built by General Atomics and used primarily by the United States Air Force (USAF) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), initially conceived in the early 1990s for aerial reconnaissance and forward observation roles, the Predator carries cameras and other sensors but has been modified and upgraded to carry and fire two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles or other munitions
RQ-2 Pioneer
Was placed aboard Iowa-class battleships to provide gunnery spotting, its mission evolving into reconnaissance and surveillance, primarily for amphibious forces, developed jointly by AAI Corporation and Israel Aircraft Industries.
An Israeli battlefield UAV built by Tadiran Electronic Industries in 1973, notable for its ability to transmit live video with a 360-degree view of the terrain, the small size of these UAVs made them inexpensive to produce and difficult to shoot down
A sensor (also called detector) is a converter that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an observer or by an instrument
Siemens Torpedo Glider
A missile that could be dropped from a Zeppelin and then guided towards its target by radio
A website containing a writer's or group of writers' own experiences,observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites
A social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists
A place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged
A supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest