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Acronyms and Abbreviations
3G Third Generation
ACMI Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation
ACTS Air Combat Training Systems
AFSCN Air Force Satellite Control Network
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
dB Decibel
dBi dB Referred to Isotropic
dBm dB Referred to 1 milliWatt
dBw dB Referred to 1 Watt
DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOI Department of the Interior
DOJ Department of Justice
DSP Defense Support Program
DWTS Digital Wideband Transmission System
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FLTSATCOM Fleet Satellite Communications
FSK Frequency Shift Keying
GEO Geosynchronous
GHz Gigahertz (109 Hertz)
GMF Government Master File
GPS Global Positioning System
GSM Global System for Mobile Communications
GSO Geosynchronous Orbit
HEO High Earth Orbit
IMT-2000 International Mobile Telecommunications-2000
I/N Interference-to-Noise Ratio
I+N Interference plus Noise
ITU International Telecommunication Union
ITU-R ITU Radiocommunication Sector
ITU-T ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector
JTCTS Joint Tactical Combat Training System
kbs Kilobits per Second
kHz Kilohertz (103 Hertz)
km Kilometer
LEO Low Earth Orbit
m Meter
mbs Megabits per Second
MHz Megahertz (106 Hertz)
MILSTAR Military Strategic and Tactical Relay
MSE Mobile Subscriber Equipment
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NDAA National Defense Authorization Act
non-GEO Non-Geosynchronous
NGSO Non-Geosynchronous Orbit
NTIA National Telecommunications and Information Administration
OBRA-93 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
PCS Personal Communications Services
PDT Proliferation Detection Technology
RTS Remote Tracking Station
RTT Radio Transmission Technology
SATOPS Satellite Operations
SBIRS Space Based Infrared System
SCN Satellite Control Network
SGLS Space Ground Link Subsystem
SOCC Satellite Operations Control Center
STS Space Transportation System (Space Shuttle)
TACTS Tactical Air Combat Training System
TDMA Time Division Multiple Access
TT&C Tracking, Telemetry, and Command
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority
UFO UHF Follow-On
UK United Kingdom
USBS Unified S-Band System
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
US&P United States and Possessions
W-CDMA Wideband Code Division Multiple Access
WARC-92 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference
WRC-97 1997 World Radiocommunication Conference
WRC-2000 2000 World Radiocommunication Conference


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