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  • AED - Automatic External Defibrillator
  • ATC - Air Traffic Control
  • ATM - Air Traffic Management
  • BVLOS - Beyond Visual Light of Sight
  • COA - Certificate of Authorization
  • DOT - Department of Transportation
  • DRONE - Another word for a UAS capable of autonomous flight
  • FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
  • GPS - Global Positioning System 
  • IPP - Integration Pilot Program
  • NAS - National Airspace System
  • NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NIAS - Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems
  • REMSA - Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority
  • STEM - curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • TCL - Technical Capability Level
  • TFR - Temporary Flight Restriction
  • TRB - Transportation Research Board
  • UAS - Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • UPP - Unmanned Traffic Management Pilot Program
  • UTM - Unmanned Traffic Management
  • VO - Visual Observer
  • WCSD - Washoe County School District