EVLA Acronym List

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A B C

A
Acronym Meaning
ACU Antenna Control Unit
ALC Automatic Level Control
AOC Array Operations Center (now DSOC)
B
Acronym Meaning
BlB Baseline Board
C
Acronym Meaning
CASA Common Astronomy Software Applications
CBE Correlator BackEnd
CDL Central Development Laboratory
CM Configuration Mapper
CMIB Correlator Module Interface Board
CMP Control and Monitor Processor
CPCC Power Control Correlator Computer
CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check

D E F

D
Acronym Meaning
DCAF Data Capture and Format
DDS Direct Digital Synthesizer
DiFX Distributed FX software correlator used for VLBA
DMTV Delay Module Test Vector
DSOC Domenici Science Operations Center
DTS Digital Transmission System
FFT Fast Fourier Transform
FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array
FRM Focus Rotation Mount


E
Acronym Meaning
ECSO EVLA Commissioning Staff Observing
F
Acronym Meaning
FET Field Effect Transistor

G H I

G
Acronym Meaning
GBT Green Bank Telescope
H
Acronym Meaning
I
Acronym Meaning
IDCAF interim Data Capture and Format
IPT Integrated Product Team

J K L

J
Acronym Meaning
K
Acronym Meaning
L
Acronym Meaning
LCP Left Circular Polarization
LNA Low Noise Amplifier
LO Local Oscillator

M N O

M
Acronym Meaning
MCAF Metadata Capture and Formatting
MCCC Master Correlator Control Computer
MIB Module Interface Board
N
Acronym Meaning
NGAS Next Generation Archive Server
NIC Network Interface Card
O
Acronym Meaning
OPT Observation Preparation Tool
OSRO Open Shared Risk Observing
OTS On-the sky
OMT Ortho mode Transducer

P Q R

P
Acronym Meaning
PST Proposal Submission Tool
Q
Acronym Meaning
R
Acronym Meaning
RSRO Resident Shared Risk Observing
RFI Radio Frequency Interference
RTCAT Real-time Calibrator Analysis Tool
RXP Retiming, Crossbar & Phasing

S T U

S
Acronym Meaning
SBC Single Board Computer
SDM Science Data Model
SEFD System Equivalent Flux Density
SLC Serial Line Controller
StB Station Board
T
Acronym Meaning
TelCal Telescope Calibration
U
Acronym Meaning

V W X

V
Acronym Meaning
VCI Virtual Correlator Interface
VEX VLBI EXchange (observation description file format)
VLA Very Large Array
VLBA Very Long Baseline Array
VLBI Very Long Baseline Interferometry
VME Virtual Machine Environment
VPN Virtual Private Network
W
Acronym Meaning
WIC WIDAR Insanity Confirmation
WIDAR Wideband Interferometric Digital ARchitecture
X
Acronym Meaning
XML eXtensible Markup Language

Y Z

Y
Acronym Meaning
YIG Yttrium Iron Garnet
Z
Acronym Meaning