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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C. Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2001. Commercial Supersonic Technology: The Way Ahead. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10283.
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C Acronyms and Abbreviations

AIAA

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

APSE

aircraft-pilot servo-elastic or aero-propulsive servo-elastic (phenomena)

CAEP

Civil Aviation Environmental Protection Committee (of the International Civil Aviation Organization)

CMC

ceramic matrix composites

CO2

carbon dioxide

DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FAR

Federal Aviation Regulations

ft

feet

g

gram

hr

hour

HSCT

high-speed civil transport

HSR

High Speed Research (Program)

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

kg

kilogram

lb

pound

L/D

lift-to-drag ratio

LERD

limited exclusive rights data

mSv

millisievert (a unit of ionizing radiation calibrated to measure potential biological harm; 1 mSv is roughly the daily dose due to natural background radiation)

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NM

nautical miles

NOx

oxides of nitrogen

NRC

National Research Council

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C. Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2001. Commercial Supersonic Technology: The Way Ahead. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10283.
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PETI-5

phenylethynyl-terminated imide (a high temperature composite resin)

PDE

pulse detonation engine

psf

pounds per square foot

QSP

Quiet Supersonic Platform (Program)

R&T

research and technology

SBJ

supersonic business jet

SOx

oxides of sulfur

SST

supersonic transport (either the program or the aircraft of the same name)

TOGW

takeoff gross weight

TRL

technology readiness level

TSFC

thrust-specific fuel consumption

TSFC/M

thrust-specific fuel consumption normalized to Mach number

USAF

U.S. Air Force

UV

ultraviolet

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C. Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2001. Commercial Supersonic Technology: The Way Ahead. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10283.
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High-speed flight is a major technological challenge for both commercial and business aviation. As a first step in revitalizing efforts by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to achieve the technology objective of high-speed air travel, NASA requested the National Research Council (NRC) to conduct a study that would identify approaches for achieving breakthroughs in research and technology for commercial supersonic aircraft. Commercial Supersonic Technology documents the results of that effort. This report describes technical areas where ongoing work should be continued and new focused research initiated to enable operational deployment of an environmentally acceptable, economically viable commercial aircraft capable of sustained supersonic flight, including flight over land, at speeds up to approximately Mach 2 in the next 25 years or less.

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