What is the DroneSpeak website?
The DroneSpeak website offers information about civilian:
- Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV);
- Unmanned aerial-vehicle systems (UAS) and other unmanned vehicle systems (UVS).
Website information has been organized by using the DroneSpeak™ Vocabulary, a managed hierarchy of defined terms for describing a UVS in its developmental and operational context.
- Unlike a typical dictionary website, the DroneSpeak Vocabulary is based on the terminology and structure of a system model. The hierarchical relationship of the DroneSpeak terms in the system model enables you to zoom in to focus on information about a specific UVS topic, from a type of hardware or software component to the overall context of a UVS or UVS project.
Currently, most terms in the DroneSpeak Vocabulary have been defined to support descriptions and conversations about civilian drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and unmanned aerial-vehicle systems (UAS).
- More information will become available as the description page for each UAS term is extended to include an overview, suggested links, and other information.
- The DroneSpeak Vocabulary will be extended beyond aerial vehicles and systems to include terminology for six (6) other categories of UVS, for example: unmanned water-vehicle systems (UWS) and unmanned hybrid-vehicle systems (UHS).
How can I use the DroneSpeak website today?
- Explore the website’s menu bar (hover over top-level and lower-level menu items) and visit one of the pages.
- Explore one of our posts about a month of DIY Drones blog posts, to help you become familiar with the terms in the hierarchical DroneSpeak Vocabulary. Use the menu under ‘Archived Posts’.
- Use the Search box on any page.
When can I use the DroneSpeak website?
- When I want to learn more about civilian drones, UAVs, UASs, and other unmanned vehicles or UVSs.
- When I am thinking about buying and operating a ready-to-fly drone or other UAV.
- When I am planning to assemble or develop an unmanned aerial-vehicle system (a UAS).
- When I am searching for technical information on DIY Drones or other websites.
- When I am tired of looking for useful information across many pages of not-useful Internet search results.
Who could use the DroneSpeak website?
- Developers and buyers of civilian drones, UAVs, UASs, and other unmanned vehicles or UVSs;
- Manufacturers or suppliers of components, systems, services or information to civilians;
- Educators or students who want to participate in the evolving civilian UVS industry;
- Media news reporters, article or book writers, and other content developers;
- Government officials, support staff and agencies/departments;
- Civilian-oriented activity, club or trade organizations;
- Anyone who is interested in unmanned vehicles.
Why use the DroneSpeak website?
To support searches, writing and conversations about civilian drones, UAVs, UASs, and other unmanned vehicles or UVSs. The description page for each DroneSpeak Term is being extended to include an overview, several suggested links, and other information. Additional reference information has been provided for you, and more is being developed:
- The Glossary of DroneSpeak Terms, an alphabetical list of the current DroneSpeak Vocabulary terms and their definitions, including links to other definition or description sources where appropriate.
- Results from reviewing the 2013 DIY Drones blog posts. By month, you can select a UAS term and see related links to blog posts on the DIY Drones community website. See which blog posts are related to a potential UAS topic for posting on the DroneSpeak website.
- The Glossary of UVS Industry Terms, an alphabetical list of terms that are relevant to the evolving civilian UVS industry.
Note – this is an older article given to us by a now defunct site! Dronespeak.com content is now on Droneflyers.com and can be found by simple selection of the author by clicking this link – DroneSpeak Staff
As with all older content on our sites and others – things may have changed, so be sure to read the older articles and then navigate to the front page of Droneflyers.com, which will generally feature the newest content.