HIAD

AcronymDefinition
HIADHandbook of Instructions for Aircraft Designers (pre-WWII aircraft specifications)
HIADHandheld Interrogation Audit Device
HIADHeartland Chapter of Illinois Association of the Deaf (est. 1998; Peoria, IL)
HiAdHigh-Adhesion (GE)
HIADHypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (US NASA)
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HIAD is an inflatable technology that resembles a giant cone of inner tubes similar to a child's stacking ring.
HIAD technology is a leading idea because these kinds of aeroshells can also generate lift, which would allow the agency to potentially do different kinds of missions.
NASA is currently developing and flight testing HIADs -- a new class of relatively lightweight deployable aeroshells that could safely deliver more than 22 tons to the surface of Mars," said Steve Gaddis, GCD manager at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
A HIAD could give NASA more options for future planetary missions or to return cargo to Earth," said Neil Cheatwood, GCD principal investigator for HIAD.