Data Dictionary

AIR

Parameter Type Exportable? Searchable? Description
Platform Text Yes Yes Name of the platform
Primary Organization Text Yes Yes Primary manufacturer of the platform
Company State Normalized Text Yes No State associated with the HQ of the Primary Organization
Company Website Hyperlink Yes No Link to the Primary Organization's homepage
Company Type Normalized Text Yes No The type of company as determined by financial status (private, public, subsidiary, government, etc.)
Industry Normalized Text Yes No Industries in which the company is involved
Company Size Normalized Text Yes Yes Three options determined by employee numbers: Small (1-49), Medium(50-499), Large (>500)
Org Products Services Text Yes No A description of the products and services offered by the Primary Organization
Platform Address Line 1 Text Yes No First line of the Primary Organization's HQ address
Platform Address Line 2 Test Yes No Second line of the Primary Organization's HQ address
Platform Address Line 3 Text Yes No Third line of the Primary Organization's HQ address
Platform City Normalized Text Yes No City associated with the HQ of the Primary Organization
Platform State Normalized Text Yes No State associated with the HQ of the Primary Organization
Platform Zip Normalized Text Yes No Zip Code associated with the HQ of the Primary Organization
Platform Country Normalized Text Yes No Country associated with the HQ of the Primary Organization
Platform Phone Text Yes No Phone Number associated with the HQ of the Primary Organization
Platform Email Text Yes No Email associated with the HQ of the Primary Organization (can be generic or specific to unmanned systems development depending on what the company releases publicly)
Share Code Text Yes No Shard code for publicly traded companies
Additional Contractor Text Yes Yes Other organizations involved in the development, distribution, manufacturing, etc. of a platform
Picture URL Hyperlink Yes No Link to the picture of the platform stored on AUVSI's server
Picture Comment Text Yes No Source associated with provided platform picture
Website Hyperlink Yes No Link to the main website associated with the platform on the Primary Organization's website
Domain Normalized Text Yes Yes Domain in which the platform operates (Air, Ground, or Maritime)
Market Normalized Text Yes Yes Markets in which a platform operates (Academic, Civil, Commercial, Consumer, Military). There can be some confusion between Civil and Commercial. For the purposes of this database, Civil is associated with all government non-military operations (such as first responders) while Commercial operations are those conducted by civilians for economic gain (such as precision agriculture, mining, etc.)
Application Normalized Text Yes Yes Applications for which a platform can be used as determined by AUVSI researchers
Continent Normalized Text Yes No Continent associated with the HQ of the Primary Organization
Country(s) Normalized Text Yes Yes Countries associated with a given platform (this includes subcontractor countries or if the platform is developed in more than one country)
Status Normalized Text Yes Yes Operational status of the platform: Active (the platform is currently being offered for sale or remains in operation), Inactive (the platform is no longer being marketed for sale or is known to no longer be in operation, Uncertain (operational status is unclear)
Description Text Yes No A description of the platform
Platform Diameter (m) Numerical Value Yes No Diameter of the platform in meters
Platform Diameter (mm) Numerical Value Yes No Diameter of the platform in millimeters
Platform Diameter (ft) Numerical Value Yes No Diameter of the platform in feet
Platform Diameter Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Diameter of the platform
Platform Length (m) Numerical Value Yes Yes Length of the platform in meters
Platform Length (mm) Numerical Value Yes Yes Length of the platform in millimeters
Platform Length (ft) Numerical Value Yes Yes Length of the platform in feet
Platform Length Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Length of the platform
Platform Width (m) Numerical Value Yes Yes Width of the platform in meters
Platform Width (mm) Numerical Value Yes Yes Width of the platform in millimeters
Platform Width (ft) Numerical Value Yes Yes Width of the platform in feet
Platform Width Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Width of the platform
Platform Height (m) Numerical Value Yes Yes Height of the platform in meters
Platform Height (mm) Numerical Value Yes Yes Height of the platform in millimeters
Platform Height (ft) Numerical Value Yes Yes Height of the platform in feet
Platform Height Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Height of the platform
Wing Span (m) Numerical Value Yes Yes Wing Span of the platform in meters
Wing Span (mm) Numerical Value Yes Yes Wing Span of the platform in millimeters
Wing Span (ft) Numerical Value Yes Yes Wing Span of the platform in feet
Wing Span Area (m^2) Numerical Value Yes No Wing Area of the platform in square meters
Wing Span Area (ft^2) Numerical Value Yes No Wing Area of the platform in square feet
Wing Span Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Wing Span of the platform
Platform MGTOW (lbs) Numerical Value Yes Yes Max Gross Takeoff Weight (MGTOW) of the platform in pounds
Platform MGTOW (kg) Numerical Value Yes Yes Max Gross Takeoff Weight (MGTOW) of the platform in kilograms
Platform MGTOW comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the MGTOW of the platform
Max Speed (knots) Numerical Value Yes Yes Max Speed of the platform in knots
Max Speed (mph) Numerical Value Yes Yes Max Speed of the platform in miles per hour
Max Speed (km/hr) Numerical Value Yes Yes Max Speed of the platform in kilometers per hour
Speed Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Max Speed of the platform
Cruise Speed (knots) Numerical Value Yes Yes Cruise Speed of the platform in knots
Cruise Speed (mph) Numerical Value Yes Yes Cruise Speed of the platform in miles per hour
Cruise Speed (km/hr) Numerical Value Yes Yes Cruise Speed of the platform in kilometers per hour
Cruise Speed Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Cruise Speed of the platform
Max Ascent Speed (m/s) Numerical Value Yes No Max Ascent Speed of the platform in meters per second
Max Ascent Speed (ft/s) Numerical Value Yes No Max Ascent Speed of the platform in feet per second
Max Descent Speed (m/s) Numerical Value Yes No Max Descent Speed of the platform in meters per second
Max Descent Speed (ft/s) Numerical Value Yes No Max Descent Speed of the platform in feet per second
Endurance (hrs) Numerical Value Yes Yes Endurance of the platform in hours
Endurance (mins) Numerical Value Yes Yes Endurance of the platform in minutes
Endurance Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Endurance of the platform
Max Range (km) Numerical Value Yes Yes Max Range of the platform in kilometers
Max Range (mi) Numerical Value Yes Yes Max Range of the platform in miles
Max Range Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Max Range of the platform
Max Altitude (ft) Numerical Value Yes Yes Max Altitude of the platform in feet
Max Altitude (m) Numerical Value Yes Yes Max Altitude of the platform in meters
Max altitude Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Max Altitude of the platform
Wind Resistance Speed (knots) Numerical Value Yes No Wind Resistance Speed of the platform in knots
Wind Resistance Speed (kmhr) Numerical Value Yes No Wind Resistance Speed of the platform in kilometers per hour
Wind Resistance Speed (mph) Numerical Value Yes No Wind Resistance Speed of the platform in miles per hour
Min Operating Temp (F) Numerical Value Yes No Minimum Operating Temperature of the platform in degrees Farenheit
Min Operating Temp (C) Numerical Value Yes No Minimum Operating Temperature of the platform in degrees Celsius
Max Operating Temp (F) Numerical Value Yes No Maximum Operating Temperature of the platform in degrees Farenheit
Max Operating Temp (C) Numerical Value Yes No Max Operating Temp (C)
Payload Weight (kg) Numerical Value Yes Yes Payload Weight of the platform in kilograms
Payload Weight (lbs) Numerical Value Yes Yes Payload Weight of the platform in pounds
Payload Power Text Yes No Payload Power of the platform
Payload Volume Text Yes No Payload Volume of the platform
Payload Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Payload Weight of the platform
Payload Location Normalized Text Yes No Location of the payload. Options: Nose, Under Fuselage, Internal, Wing, etc.
Payload Description Text Yes No Description of the payload integrated on the platform
Power (kW) Numerical Value Yes Yes Power offered by the propulsion system in kilowatts
Power (W) Numerical Value Yes Yes Power offered by the propulsion system in watts
Power (hp) Numerical Value Yes Yes Power offered by the propulsion system in horsepower
Power Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Power of the platform
Propulsion Normalized Text Yes Yes Propulsion type integrated on the platform: Combustion Engine, Electric Motor, Jet Engine, etc.
Propulsion Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Propulsion system of the platform
Electrical Power Text Yes No Description of Electrical Power not associated with the propulsion system
Energy Source Normalized Text Yes Yes Energy Source used to run the Propulsion system: Battery, Fuel Cell, Solar, Gasoline, etc.
Fuel Capacity (L) Numerical Value Yes No Fuel Capacity of the platform in liters
Fuel Capacity (gal) Numerical Value Yes No Fuel Capacity of the platform in gallons
Battery Type Normalized Text Yes No Type of battery used on the platform (format example: 4S LiPo, 6000 mAh)
Battery Location Normalized Text Yes No Location of the battery on the platform: Inside Fuselage, Exposed, etc.
Battery Weight (oz) Numerical Value Yes No Weight of battery used on the platform in ounces
Battery Weight (g) Numerical Value Yes No Weight of battery used on the platform in grams
Energy Source Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Energy Source used on the platform
Airframe Normalized Text Yes Yes Airframe type used by the platform: Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Lighter than Air, etc.
Airframe Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to the Airframe used by the platform
Rotors Enclosed Normalized Text Yes No A flag that indicates the rotors of the platform can be enclosed (Yes)
Launch Normalized Text Yes Yes Launch method for the platform: Air Launch, Runway, Wheeled, VTOL, Hand Launch, Launcher, etc.
Launch Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to Launch method
Recovery Normalized Text Yes Yes Recovery method for the platform: Net, Parachute, Skid, Belly, VTOL, etc.
Recovery Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to Recovery method
Communication/Data Link Text Yes No Description of the Communication systems integrated on the platform
Operating RC Bandwidth Normalized Text Yes No Frequencies used to operate the platform via remote control
Telemetry/Video Transmission Bandwidth Normalized Text Yes No Frequencies used to communicate with the platform for telemetry and video transmissions
Operating Conditions Text Yes No Description of Operating Conditions beyond those provided via numerical parameters (Temperature, Wind, etc.)
Navigation/Control Text Yes No Description of the Navigation and Control systems integrated on the platform
Navigation Method Normalized Text Yes No Simplified description of navigation methods (example: GPS, Autopilot, RC)
Price Numerical Value Yes No Publicly released price of the platform
Price Comment Text Yes No Comment with respect to Price of the platform
Miscellaneous Text Yes No Any other information that does not relate to other parameters
End User Organization Text Yes No Government organizations that have been noted as end users of the platform (this does not relate to commercial UAS operators)
Source Text Yes No All sources used to reference the data for each platform
BLOS Capability Normalized Text Yes No A flag that indicates a platform is capable of operating beyond line of sight (BLOS)
Less Than 55 Pounds (25 kg) Flag Normalized Text No Yes A flag that indicates a platform is less than 55 pounds - this is valuable when manufacturers do not detail the specific MGTOW of the platform but the user is interested in all currently available sUAS platforms.
Platform Status Text No No Any time a platform is noted in a news release this information is captured and can be viewed on the individual platform details page. Information is dated and categorized based on type of news release (delivery, operation, contract, availability, maturity, etc.)