Space Industry Abbreviations - Celestia STS

Space Industry Abbreviations

Space Industry Abbreviations


A
Analysis
A/D
Analogue to Digital
AC
Alternating Current
ADD
Architectural Design Document
ADP
Acceptance Data Package
ADR
Architectural Design Review
AGC
Automatic Gain Control
AIT
Assembly, Integration and Test
AIV
Assembly, Integration and Verification
APID
Application Process IDentifier
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASD
Astrium GmbH
ASIC
Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ASM
Attached Synchronisation Marker
AT
Acceptance Test
ATB
Avionics Test Bench
BB
BaseBand
BIST
Built-In Self-Test
BOB
Break-Out Box
BPF
Band Pass Filter
BPSK
Bi-Phase Shift Keying
C
Compliant
C&C
Command and Control
CADU
Channel Access Data Unit
CAN
Controller Area Network
CCS
Central Checkout System
CCSDS
Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems
CDMU
Control and Data Management Unit
CDR
Critical Design Review
CE
Conformité Européenne (French: European Conformity)
CEE
Commission on the rules for the approval of Electrical Equipment
CFDP
CCSDS File Delivery Protocol
CFE
Customer-Furnished Equipment
CI
Configuration Item
CIDL
Configuration Item Data List
CLCW
Command Link Control Word
CLTU
Command Link Transmission Unit
CMDVS
Control Monitoring Data processing and Visualisation Software
CMS
Control and Monitor Software
CoC
Certificate of Compliance
COG
Centre Of Gravity
CRC
Cyclic Redundancy Check
CSTS
Celestia Satellite Test & Simulation
DAC
Digital to Analogue Converter
DASS
Data Acquisition and Stimuli Software
dB
deciBel
dBc
dB related to centre frequency
dBm
dB related to 1mW
DC
Direct Current
DCN
Document Change Notice
DCR
Document Change Request/Record
DDC
Digital Down-Converter
DDD
Detailed Design Document
DDR
Detailed Design Review
DFE
Data Front-End
DoC
Declaration of Conformity
DPU
Digital Processing Unit
DRB
Delivery Review Board
DRD
Document Requirements Description
DRL
Document Requirements List
DSP
Digital Signal Processing
DUT
Device Under Test
ECR
Engineering Change Request
ECSS
European Cooperation for Space Standardization
EDEN
EGSE Data Exchange Network
EGSE
Electrical Ground Support Equipment
EIDP
End Item Data Package
EIM
External Interface Module
EM
Engineering Model
EMC
ElectroMagnetic Compatibility
EMI
ElectroMagnetic Interference
EOL
End of Life
EOM
End Of Mission
EQM
Engineering Qualification Model
ESA
European Space Agency
ESD
ElectroStatic Discharge
ESOC
European Space Operations Centre
ESTEC
European Space Technology Centre
ETB
Engineering Test Bench
FAT
Factory Acceptance Test
FDIR
Failure Detection Isolation and Recovery
FE
Front-End
FEE
Front End Equipment
FM
Flight Model
FMEA
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
FMECA
Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis
FPGA
Field Programmable Gate Array
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
FW
FirmWare
FWCI
FirmWare Configuration Item
GND
GrouND
GPIB
General Purpose Interface Bus
GSE
Ground Support Equipment
GUI
Graphical User Interface
H/W
HardWare
HSIU
High Speed Interface Unit
HWCI
HardWare Configuration Item
I
Inspection
I/F
InterFace
I/O
Input/Output
ICD
Interface Control Document
ID
IDentifier or IDentification
IF
Intermediate Frequency
IL
InterLeave
IMBU
Integrated Modem and Baseband Unit
IPU
Integrated Processing Unit
IRIG
Inter-Range Instrumentation Group
ITT
Invitation To Tender
ITU
International Telecommunications Union
LAN
Local Area Network
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
LOL
Limit Of Liability
LSB
Least Significant Bit
LVDS
Low Voltage Differential Signal
MGSE
Mechanical Ground Support Equipment
MIP
Mandatory Inspection Point
MRR
Manufacturing Readiness Review
MTBF
Mean Time Between Failures
MTTR
Mean Time To Repair
N/A
Not Applicable
NCR
Non-Conformance Report
NCTS
Non-Conformance Tracking System
NTP
Network Time Protocol
PDR
Preliminary Design Review
PTR
Post Test Review
RAMS
Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
RF
Radio Frequency
RFW
Request For Waiver
RS
Reed-Solomon
S/C
SpaceCraft
S/W
Software
SAR
Safety Assessment Report
SBC
Single Board Computer
SCOE
Specialized Check-Out Equipment
SGICD
Space-Ground Interface Control Document
SoW
Statement Of Work
SUM
Software User Manual
SVN
SubVersioN
SVT
System Verification Test
TBA
To Be Allocated
TBC
To Be Confirmed
TBD
To Be Defined
TBW
To Be Written
TC
TeleCommand
TCP/IP
Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TM
TeleMetry
TMTC
Telemetry / Telecommand
TSC
Test Sequence Controller
TT&C
Telemetry, Tracking and Command
TX
Transmitter
VHDL
VHSIC Hardware Description Language
WAN
Wide Area Network