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AIA Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (instrument on SDO)
AM Amplitude Modulation
APT Advanced Product Testing, Longmont, Colorado
ARAM Application RAM
ASF Advanced Streaming Format
ATS Advanced Tape Services
AXS Advanced X-ray Spectrometer
BAT Bench Acceptance Test
BB Bread Board
BOL Beginning of Life
CASA Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, CU
CBE Current Best Estimate
CC Contamination Control
CCD Charge Coupled Device
C&DH Command and Data Handling
CDPR Critical Design Peer Review
CDR Critical Design Review
CDRL Contract Data Requirements List
CE Conductive Emissions
CEB Camera Electronics Box
CELIAS Charge, Element, and Isotope Analysis System (on SOHO)
CG Center of Gravity
CM Configuration Management
CMAD Calibration Measurement and Algorithm Document
CMD/TLM Command/Telemetry
COTS Commercial Off the Shelf
CP Command Processor
cPCI Compact Peripheral Component Interface
CPT Comprehensive Performance Test
CPU Computer Processing Unit
CS Conducted Susceptibility
CT Cadence Time
CTE Charge Transfer Efficiency
CU University of Colorado, Boulder
CVS Concurrent Versions Systems
DCR Document Change Request
DDS Data Dissemination Subsystem
DOOR Dynamic Object Orientated Requirements
DPO Data Processing Operations
DSF Detailed Schedule File
EE Electrical Engineering
EEB EVE Electrical Box
EEPROM Electrical Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EGSE Electrical Ground Support Equipment
ELDRS Enhanced Low Dose Rate Sensitivity
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility
EMI Electromagnetic Interference
EOP EVE Optics Package
ESD Electrostatic Discharge
ESP Euv Spectrophotometer
ETU Engineering Test Unit
EUV Extreme Ultraviolet
EVE Extreme ultraviolet Variability Experiment
FADR Fabrication and Assembly Discrepancy Report
FAI Fabrication and Assembly Instructions
FDS Flight Dynamics System
FEL Field Emission Lamp
FFL Flatfield LED
FlatSat Not an acronym, but a laboratory bench spacecraft simulator (Flat Satellite)
FM Filter Mechanism
FOV Field-Of-View
FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array
FSW Flight Software
FWFM Full Width at Fiftieth Maximum
FWHM Full Width at Half Maximum
FU Flight Unit
GBK Germainium Black Kapton
GEVS General Environmental Verification Specifications
GNAT GNats: A Tracking System
GS Ground Software
GSE Ground Support Equipment
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center
GTO Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit
HB High-Speed Bus
HC Hollow Cathode
HCL Hollow Cathode Lamp
HK Housekeeping
HOP High Output Paraffin
HSB High Speed Bus
HV High Voltage
ICD Interface Control Document
ICE Interface Control Electronics
ICE Instrument Control Electronics
IDL Interactive Data Language
I/F Interface
IM Instrument Module
INC Instrument Notification Command
IPER Instrument Pre-Environmental Review
IPSR Instrument Pre-Ship Review
IPT Integrated Product Team
ISR Interrupt Servicing Routine
I&T Integration and Test
IV&V Independent Verification and Validation
JY Jobin-Yvon
KSC Kennedy Space Center
LASP Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, CU
LDO Low Drop-Out
LED Light Emitting Diode
LOC Lines of Code
LPT Limited Performance Test
LSTB LASP Space Technology Building
LVDS Low Voltage Differential Signal
LVPC Low Voltage Power Card
LVPS Low Voltage Power Supply
LWS Living With a Star
MAR Mission Assurance Requirements
ME Mechanical Engineering
MEGS Multiple EUV Grating Spectrograph
MGSE Mechanical Ground Support Equipment
MIL-STD Military Standards
MIT LL Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory
MKS Meter-Kilogram-Second
MLI Multi-Layer Insulation
MOBI Multi-Optical Beam Instrument
MOC Mission Operations Center
MOI Moments of Inertia
MOSFET Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor
MRB Material Review Board
MRD Mission Requirements Document
MRF Master Reference Frame
MS Margin of Safety
MUA Material Usage Agreement
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCR Non-Conformance Report
NDT Non-Destructive Testing
NIST National Institute for Standards and Technology
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRL Naval Research Laboratory
NVR Non-Volatile Residue
OASIS Operations and Science Instrument Support
OASIS-CC OASIS – Command and Control
OASIS-PS OASIS – Planning Subsystem
OGSE Optical Ground Support Equipment
OIS OASIS-CC Interface System
OP Optics Package
OS Operating System
OSC Orbital Sciences Corporation
OSPCI Operating System / Peripheral Component Interconnect
PAIP Product Assurance and Implementation Plan
PBBL Prom-Based Boot Loader
PCB Perforated Circuit Board
PCI Peripheral Component Interface
PDPR Preliminary Design Peer Review
PDR Preliminary Design Review
PER Pre-Environmental Review
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy (tubing)
PFR Problem Failure Report
PI Principal Investigator
PJAB Pointing Jitter and Alignment Budget
PM Propulsion Module
PM Project Manager
POR Power On Reset
PR Problem Report
PROCPAR Procurement Product Assurance Requirements Plan for Subcontractors
PRT Platinum Resistance Thermometer
PS Power Service
PSC Power Services Card
PSD Power Spectral Density
PSR Pre-Ship Review
QA Quality Assurance
QACs Quality and Accounting Capsules
QE Quantum Efficiency
QT Quarter-second (ISR) Task
QT Quantum Throughput
RA Reliability Analysis/Assurance
RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disks
RAM Random Access Memory
RE Radiated Emissions
RF Radio Frequency
RFA Request For Action
RGA Residual Gas Analyzer
ROS Reference Optical Surface
RS Rapid Sample
RS Radiated Susceptibility
RT Round-Trip
RT Real-Time
RTVM Requirement Traceability and Verification Matrix
SAM Solar Aspect Monitor
SAT Software Acceptance Test
SAWS Surface Acoustic Wave Sensor
SB Spacecraft Bus
SC Stored Command
S/C Spacecraft
SCA Spacecraft Assembly
SCFH Standard Cubic Feet per Hour
SDN Subsystem Data Node
SDN-CC SDN Common Code
SDO Solar Dynamics Observatory
SEE Solar Euv Experiment (on TIMED)
SEM Solar EUV Monitor (on SOHO)
SHK Science Housekeeping
SLOC Source Lines of Code
SOC Science Operations Center
SOHO Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
SORCE Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment
SPOC Science Processing and Operations Center
SRD System Requirements Document
SRR System Requirements Review
SSIM Spacecraft Simulator
SURF Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility
SW Software
SwRI Southwest Research Institute
TB Thermal Balance
TB Terabytes
TBD To Be Determined
TC Time Client
TC Thermocouple
TCAD Telemetry, Check, Analysis, Display
TCS Thermal Control Subsystem
T&E Test and Evaluation
TEMS Thermal Environmental Monitoring System
TGA ThermoGravimetric Analysis
TID Total Integrated Dose
TID Total Ionizing Dose
TIM Technical Interchange Meeting
TIMED Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics
TLM Telemetry
TP Telemetry Processor
TQCM Thermal Quartz Crystal Microbalances
TQSM Telemetry Quality Status and Monitoring
TRR Test Readiness Review
TV Thermal Vacuum
TVAC Thermal Vacuum
UPS Uninterrupted Power Supply
USC University of Southern California
USU Utah State University
UVF UnVerified Failure
VCHS Visibly Clean Highly Sensitive
WRT With Respect To
WSMR White Sands Missile Range