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ADC Analog to Digital Converter

ADS Astrophysics Data System

AF Attitude File

AO Announcement of Opportunity

BBXRT Broad Band X-ray Telescope

BCF Basic Calibration File

CCD Charge Coupled Device

CPF Calibration Product File

CHIP Choose Input Parameters

CTE Charge Transfer Efficiency

DBMS Database Management System

FITS Flexible Image Transport System

FRF First Reduction File

FSF Filtered Science File

FTP File Transfer Protocol

GIS Gas scintillation Imaging Spectrometer

GO Guest Observer

GOF Guest Observer Facility

GSFC NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

GSPC Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter

HPD Half-Power Diameter

HEASARC High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center

HKF Housekeeping File

IRAF Interactive Reduction and Analysis Facility

ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

JSPS Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

LHEA Laboratory of High Energy Astrophysics

MPC Multi-channel Pulse Count

NEC Nippon Electric Company

NRA NASA Research Announcement

NSSDC National Space Science Data Center

OF Orbit File

OGIP Office of Guest Investigator Programs

PCAL Position Calibration

PHA Pulse Height Analysis

PROS Post Reduction Off-line Software

PV Performance Verification

QE Quantum Efficiency

RDBMS Relational Database Management System

SAA South Atlantic Anomaly

SF Science File

SIS Solid-state Imaging Spectrometer

SPIKE Scientific Planning Interactive Knowledge Expert system

SQL Structured Query Language

Keith Arnaud