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A. Acronyms

The following table lists acronyms used in this document.

Acronym Definition
AAVSO American Association of Variable Stars Observers
AE Analog Electronics
AO Announcement of Opportunity
AGN Active Galactic Nuclei
ARF Ancillary Response File
ARK Astrophysics Research Knowledgebase
ASCA Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics
ASM All-Sky Monitor (on RXTE)
BGD Background
BGO Bismuth Germanate
BI Back-Illuminated
CALDB Calibration Database
CCD Charge-Coupled Device
CI Charge Ingestion
Co-I Co-investigator
CPU Central Processing Unit
CTE Charge Transfer Efficiency
CTI Charge Transfer Inefficiency
CXB Cosmic X-ray Background
DDT Director Discretionary Time
DE Digital Electronics
Dec Declination
DP Data Processor
DSN Deep Space Network
EA Effective Area
EEF Encircled Energy Function
EOB Extensible Optical Bench
EPIC European Photon Imaging Camera (on XMM-Newton)
ESA European Space Agency
FI Front-Illuminated
FWHM Full-Width Half-Maximum
FITS Flexible Image Transport System
FOV Field Of View
FSA Frame Store Area
FTOOLS FITS Tools

Acronym Definition
GO Guest Observer
GOF Guest Observer Facility
GRB Gamma-Ray Burst
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center
GSO Gadolinium Silicate
HEASARC High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
HESS High Energy Stereoscopic System
HETG High Energy Transmission Grating (on Chandra)
HEXTE High Energy X-ray Timing Experiment (on RXTE)
HPD Half-Power Diameter
HRI High Resolution Imager (on ROSAT)
HV High Voltage
HXD Hard X-Ray Detector
ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
INTEGRAL INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory
JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
LETG Low Energy Transmission Grating (on Chandra)
LSI Large Scale Integration
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MPU Main Processing Unit
NRA NASA Research Announcement
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NOI Notice Of Intent
NSPIRES NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System
NXB Non-X-ray Background
OBF Optical Blocking Filter
PDS Phoswich Detector System (on Bepppo-SAX)
PH Pulse Height
PIN Positive Intrinsic Negative
PI Principal Investigator
PI Pulse Invariant
PIMMS Portable Interactive Multi-Mission Simulator
PM Photo-Multiplier
PPU Pixel Processing Unit
PSF Point Spread Function
PSPC Position-Sensitive Proportional Counter (on ROSAT)
P-Sum Parallel-Sum
QDE Quantum Detection Efficiency
RA Right Ascension
RAM Random Access Memory
RDD Residual Dark-current Distribution
RGS Reflection Grating Spectrometer (on XMM-Newton)
RFA Research Focus Area
RMF Redistribution Matrix File
ROSAT RÖntgen SATellite
RPS Remote Proposal Submission
RXTE Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer
SAA South Atlantic Anomaly

Acronym Definition
SAX Satellite per Astronomia X
S/C Spacecraft
SGR Soft Gamma-ray Repeater
SLAC Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
SMC Small Magellanic Cloud
SN SuperNova
SWG Science Working Group
TBD To Be Determined
TCE TEC Control Electronics
TCU Thermal Control Unit
TEC Thermo-Electric Cooler
TOO Target Of Opportunity
US United States
USC Uchinoura Space Center
UV Ultra Violet
VHS Very High State
VSNET Variable Star NETwork
WAM Wide-band All-sky Monitor
XIS X-Ray Imaging Spectrometer
XRB X-ray Binary
XRS X-Ray Spectrometer
XRT X-Ray Telescope
XRT-I X-Ray Telescope for one of the four XIS detectors


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Michael Arida 2013-10-29