CFD     Computational Fluid Dynamics (wind tunnel test by software)

CTE     Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

FEA      Finite Element Analysis;  a tool utilized to understand the location and magnitude of the stresses in a part.

FAR     Federal Acquisition Regulations

DAR     FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative

DER     Designated Engineering Representative

ISR      Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance

ITAR    Intl Traffic in Arms Regulations; restricts technical info to US permanent residents

NDI      Non Destructive Inspection

SIGINT Signals Intelligence

SPIDI   Standard Payload Interface Design and Integration

RF        Radio frequency

VOSB   Veteran Owned Small Business

UAS     Unmanned Aircraft System

UAV     Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (aka Drone)

DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

AMMP  Aerial Multi-Mission Pod

C4ISR  Command, control, communications, computers, surveillance and reconnaissance

SAIT     Sensor Analysis Integration and Test

SPIDI   Standard Payload Interface Design and Integration

AGATE   Advanced General Aviation Transport Experiments

NCAMP            National Center for Advanced Materials Performance

A-basis Allowables

B-basis Allowables

AFRL Airforce Research Lab

SOCOM Special Operations Command

AFSOC Air Force Special Operations Command