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ROSAT Acronyms & Abbreviations


  • AO: Announcement of Opportunity
  • AMCS: Attitude Measurement & Control System
  • BMFT: Bundeministerium fur Forschung und Technologie
  • CEM: Channel Electron Multiplier
  • CDHS: Command & Data Handling System
  • FITS: Flexible Image Transport System
  • fov: Field-of-view
  • GOF: Guest Observer Facility
  • GSFC: Goddard Space Flight Center
  • GSOC: German Space Operations Center (Weilheim, Germany)
  • HEW: Half Energy Width
  • HRI: High Resolution Imager
  • HV: High Voltage
  • IUC: International User's Committee
  • LHEA: Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (at NASA/GSFC)
  • MCP: Microchannel Plate
  • MDR: Master Data Record (raw data from GSOC)
  • MJD: Modified Julian Day
  • PE: Max-Planck-Institute (fur Extraterrestrische Physik)
  • NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • OGIP: Office of Guest Investigator Programs (at NASA/GSFC)
  • PI: Principal Investigator, or Pulse Invariant
  • PROS: Post Reduction Off-line Software
  • PSPC: Position Sensitive Proportional Counter
  • PVC: Performance Verification & Calibration (phase)
  • ROR: ROSAT Observation Request
  • SAA: South Atlantic Anomaly
  • SAAD1 & SAAD2: South Atlantic Anomaly Detectors 1 & 2
  • SAO: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • SASS: Standard Analysis Processing System
  • SERC: Science and Engineering Research Council (UK)
  • STC1 & STC2: XRT Star Trackers 1 & 2
  • UT: Universal Time
  • WFC: Wide-Field Camera
  • V&V: Verification & Validation (of SASS products)
  • WFC: Wide Field Camera
  • XMA: XRT Mirror Assembly
  • XRT: X-ray Telescope
  • XUV: Extreme Ultraviolet


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Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys); arida@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov
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