Drone Industry Acronyms and Abbreviations

Drone Industry Acronyms, Abbreviations and Industry Terms

For many people out side the drone industry it can often be difficult and confusing when reading industry specific acronyms, abbreviations and terms. So DSR have published a list of the most popular or regularly used for your information.

Drone Industry Acronyms and Abbreviations

Drone Acronyms

Autonomous Collision Avoidance System (ACAS). This allows the drone to detect obstacles and reroute or hold position to avoid them.
Altitude Above Ground Level

Drone Abbreviations & Terms

2.4 Ghz
Frequency used by digital radio communications, more commonly used in hobbyist drones.
3D Mapping
Software that allows you to create 3D maps and models from inputting a number of drone pictures from varying altitudes and angles.
Autonomous Flight
A drone flight that is pre-programmed by the pilot to follow a path dictated by various waypoints. Once the flight commences, the pilot does not intervene, the drone simply follows the path and comes to land at a predefined point.