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AAMDC

Army Air Missile Defense Command

 

AAP

automatic asset placement

 

ABCS

Army Battle Command System

 

ABN

airborne

 

ABT

assign bulk transfer

 

ACMES

Automated COMSEC Management and Engineering System

 

ACR

armored cavalry regiment

 

ACUS

Area Common User System

 

ADA

air defense artillery

 

ADDS

Army Data Distribution System

 

ADI

Air Defense Interface

 

ADP

automatic data processing

 

ADRG

ARC-Digitized Raster Graphics (ARC is a term used to designate linear features on a digital map.)

 

AEGADS

Army Electronic Generation and Distribution System

 

AF

Air Force (USAF)

 

AFATDS

Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System

 

AIRK

area interswitch rekey

 

AIS

automated information system

 

AKDC

automatic key distribution center

 

AKMS

Army Key Management System

 

ALOC

administrative/logistics operations center

 

ALOG

analog switch

 

A&MD

air and missile defense

 

AMDPCS

Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control System

 

ANCD

automated net control device

 

AO

area of operations

 

AR

Army; Army regulation (when followed by a number)

 

ARC

A term used to designate linear features on a digital map.

 

ASAS

All Source Analysis System

 

ASB

area signal battalion

 

ASR

assign SEN/RAU/NMT

 

ATACS

Army Tactical Communications System

 

ATL

assign transfer list

 

ATM

asynchronous transfer mode

 

attn

attention

 

AUI

attachment unit interface

 

AUTODIN

automatic digital network

 

AVTOC

aviation tactical operations center

 

az

azimuth

 

BAM

basic access module

 

BATCON

battalion control

 

bde

brigade

 

BCOR

brigade COMSEC office of record

 

bn

battalion

 

BNC

Bayonet Neill Concelman [Electronics] (connector used with coaxial cable, named after inventor)

 

bps

bytes per second

 

BSM

battlefield spectrum management

 

BT

bulk transfer

 

C2

command and control

 

C3

command, control, and communications

 

C4I

command, control, communications, computers and intelligence

 

CBCS

common battery circuit switching

 

CBR

constant bit rate

 

CCA

circuit card assembly

 

CCOR

corps COMSEC office of record

 

CCES

contingency communications extension switch

 

CCP

contingency communications package

 

CCPS

contingency communications parent switch

 

CD

compressed dial

 

CDIG

commercial digital

 

CD-ROM

compact disk-read only memory

 

CDL

compressed dialing list

 

CDP

conditioned diphase

 

CDS

compact digital switch

 

CE

communications-electronics

 

CECOM

Communications-Electronics Command

 

CEOI

communications-electronics operating instructions

 

CEWI

combat electronic warfare intelligence

 

Ch

channel

 

CHS

common hardware and software

 

CINC

Commander-in-Chief

 

CIRK

common interswitch rekey

 

CJA

Civil/Judge Advocate

 

CJCSM

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum

 

ckv

common key variable

 

clk

clock

 

CM

communications modem

 

cmd

command

 

CMDSA

COMSEC material direct support activity

 

CNCE

communications nodal control element

 

CNR

combat net radio

 

CNRI

combat net radio interface

 

CNV

common net variable

 

COE

common operating environment

 

CofS

Chief of Staff

 

comm

commercial

 

COMSEC

communications security

 

CONPLAN

contingency plan

 

CONUS

continental United States

 

coord

coordinate(s)

 

COSCOM

corps support command

 

CP

command post

 

CPU

central processing unit

 

CRF

channel reassignment function

 

CS

combat support

 

CSCE

communication system control element

 

CSP

call service position

 

CSS

combat service support

 

CSSCS

combat service support control system

 

CSU

channel service unit

 

CT

communications terminal

 

CTASC-I

Corps/Theater Automatic Data Processing Service Center Phase-I

 

CTAPS

Contingency Tactical Air Control Planning System

 

CZ

canal zone

 

DA

Department of the Army

 

DAS

direct access service

 

DB

database designator

 

dB

decibel(s)

 

dBm

decibels above (or below) one milliwatt

 

dBw

decibels referred to one watt

 

DC

direct current

 

DCE

data circuit-terminating equipment

 

DCNRI

dismounted combat net radio interface

 

DCO

dial central office

 

DCOR

division COMSEC office of record

 

desig

designator

 

DES

dismounted extension switch

 

DET

Detachment

 

DGS

display group status

 

DIBTS

digital in-band trunk signaling

 

DIG

digital

 

DII

Defense Information Infrastructure

 

DIL

display interswitch link

 

DISCOM

division support command

 

DISN

Defense Information Systems Network

 

DIT

display incoming transfer

 

div

division

 

DLPMA

Diphase Loop Modem-A

 

DLOS

dismounted line-of-sight

 

DMAIN

division main (command post)

 

DMS

Defense Messaging System

 

DNI

digital NATO interface

 

DNMF

dismountable node management facility

 

DNS

domain name server

 

DNVT

digital nonsecure voice terminal

 

DOD

Department of Defense

 

DOT

display outgoing transfer

 

DREAR

division rear

 

DS

direct support

 

DSB

division signal battalion

 

DSN

Defense Switching Network

 

DSU

data service unit

 

DSVT

digital secure voice terminal

 

DTA

data terminal adapter

 

DTAC

division tactical (command post)

 

DTE

data terminal equipment

 

DTED

digitized terrain elevation data

 

DTG

digital transmission group

 

DTH

down-the-hill

 

DTMF

dual-tone multifrequency

 

DVOW

digital voice orderwire

 

ea

each

 

EAC

echelons above corps

 

ECB

echelons corps and below

 

EGRU

EPLRS grid reference unit

 

EOW

engineer orderwire

 

EP

electronic protection

 

Ee-mail

electronic mail

 

EPLRS

Enhanced Position Location Reporting System

 

E&M

ear and mouth (receive and transmit leads of a signaling system)

 

ETD

electronic transfer device

 

ETGMOW

enhanced transmission group modem and oderwire

 

EUB

essential user bypass

 

EW

electronic warfare

 

ext

extension

 

FA

field artillery

 

FAADC3I

Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence

 

FAX

facsimile

 

FBCB2

Force XXI Battle Command - Brigade and Below

 

FDX

full duplex

 

FEBA

forward edge of the battle area

 

FEC

forward error correction

 

FES

force entry switch

 

FLOT

forward line of own troops

 

FM

frequency modulated; field manual (when followed by a number)

 

FRAGO

fragmentary order

 

freq

frequency

 

FSB

fire support battalion

 

FSEN

future small extension node

 

FSK

frequency shift keying

 

G1

Assistant Chief of Staff, G1 (Personnel)

 

G2

Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence)

 

G3

Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)

 

G6

Assistant Chief of Staff, G6 (Communications-ElectronicsPrincipal Staff Officer)

 

GBNP

Global Block Numbering Plan

 

GCCS-A

Global Command and Control System-Army

 

GDB

global database

 

GDB MGR

global database manager

 

GDU

graphic display unit

 

GE

Germany

 

GHz

gigahertz

 

GLPAL

global preaffiliation list

 

GLU

group logic unit

 

GM

group modem

 

GS

general support

 

GSPM

Global Standard Profile Matrix

 

GTE

General Telephone and Electric

 

GTEAM

Global Team Labeling

 

GW

gateway

 

HCLOS

high capacity line of sight

 

HFR

high frequency radio

 

HHC

Headquarters and Headquarters Company

 

HMMWV

high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle

 

HQ

headquarters

 

HS

high speed

 

HSBIC

high-speed balanced interface card

 

HSMUX

high-speed multiplexer

 

http

HyperText Transfer Protocol

 

HUS

hardened unique storage

 

HVA

high voltage assembly

 

Hz

hertz

 

IAP

interactive asset placement

 

IATACS

Improved Army Tactical Communications System

 

IAW

in accordance with

 

ICAP

Integrated Communications Access Package

 

ID

identify/identification

 

IDNX

Integrated Digital Network Exchange

 

IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

 

IGW

integral gateway

 

IMS

Integrated Management System

 

INC

internet controller

 

info

information

 

IP

internet protocol

 

IPR

internet protocol router

 

ISB

initial staging base

 

IST

Integrated Systems Technology

 

ISYSCON

integrated system control

 

I/O

input/output

 

JCSE

Joint Communications Support Element

 

JITC

Joint Interoperability Testing Center

 

JNMS

Joint Network Management System

 

JOG-A

Joint Operations Graphics-Air

 

JOG-G

Joint Operations Graphics-Ground

 

JTF

joint task force

 

JTIDS

Joint Tactical Information Distribution System

 

JWICS

Joint Worldwide Intelligence Community System

 

kbps

kilobits per second

 

KDD

key distribution device

 

KEK

key encryption key

 

km

kilometer(s)

 

KOK

key operating key

 

Kw

kilowatt(s)

 

LAN

local area network

 

LANET

Lucent Limitless ATM Network

 

LBS

local base station

 

LCCES

light contingency communications extension switch

 

LCCP

light contingency communications package

 

LCD

liquid crystal display

 

LDR

leader

 

LEN

large extension node

 

LENS

large extension node switch

 

LH

left hand

 

LG

loop group

 

LKG

loop key generator

 

LOS

line-of-sight

 

LOSH

line of sight (high capacity)

 

LOSL

line-of-sight link

 

LOSM

line of sight (Marine Corps)

 

LP BK

loop back

 

LPVM

legacy PTT voice module

 

LRAU

local radio access unit

 

LRM

low-rate multiplexer

 

LS

low speed

 

LTU

line termination unit

 

mbps

megabytes per second

 

MC

Marine Corps

 

MCS

Maneuver Control System

 

MCU

mobile COMSEC unit

 

MDID

MSE data interface device

 

MDTG

multiplex digital transmission group

 

Mech

mechanized

 

METT-T

mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available

 

mgt

management

 

MHz

megahertz

 

MI

military intelligence

 

misc

miscellaneous

 

MLS

multilevel security

 

MOOTW

military operations other than war

 

MOS

military occupational specialty

 

MPM

mission plan management

 

MS

message switch

 

MSE

mobile subscriber equipment

 

msg

message(s)

 

MSNV

message switch net key

 

MSR

main supply route

 

MSRT

mobile subscriber radiotelephone terminal

 

MSRV

message switch rekey

 

MTA

message transfer agent

 

MTCC

modular tactical communications center

 

mux

multiplex/multiplexer

 

MX/DMX

multiplexer/demultiplexer

 

N/A

not applicable

 

NAI

NATO analog interface

 

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

 

NBC

nuclear, biological, chemical

 

NC

node center

 

NCA

National Command Authority

 

NCD

net control device

 

NCMD

nine-channel multiplex-demultiplex

 

NCOIC

Noncommissioned Officer in Charge

 

NCS

node center switch

 

NCT

network control terminal

 

NG

Army National Guard

 

NIC

network interface card

 

NIMA

National Imagery and Mapping Agency

 

NIPRNET

Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network

 

NMC

network management center

 

NMF

node management facility

 

No

number

 

NPE

network planning and engineering

 

NPT

network planning tool

 

NRI

net radio interface

 

NRZ

nonrestrictive zone

 

NS

node switch

 

NSG

node switching group

 

NSW

nonsecure warning

 

obj

object

 

OCONUS

outside Continental United States

 

OCU

orderwire control unit

 

OIC

Officer in Charge

 

ONC

Operational Navigation Charts

 

OPCON

operational control

 

OPLAN

operation plan

 

OPORD

operation order

 

ops

operations

 

ORR

operational readiness report

 

OTAR

over-the-air rekey

 

PAL

preaffiliation list

 

PBX

private branch exchange

 

PAT

Patriot

 

PCL

preprogrammed conference list

 

PCM

pulse code modulation

 

ph

telephone

 

pkt

packet

 

plt

platoon

 

PNS

primary node switch

 

POC

point of contact

 

pol

polarization

 

PPP

point-to-point protocol

 

PS

packet switch

 

PSHTI

packet switch host trunk interface

 

PSN

packet switch network

 

PUB

Publication

 

QDISPL

Queue Display

 

RARP

reverse address resolution protocol

 

RAS

remote access switch

 

RAU

radio access unit

 

RBECS

Revised Battlefield Electronics CEOI (Communications-Electronics Operating Instructions) System

 

rcv

receive

 

RBS

remote base station

 

REC

radio electronic combat

 

RECAP

recapitulation

 

recon

reconnaissance

 

ref

reference

 

retrans

retransmission

 

RF

radio frequency

 

RH

right hand

 

RKV

rekeying variable

 

RLGM

remote loop group multiplexer

 

RLOS

remote line-of-sight

 

RMC

remote multiplexer combiner

 

RR

radio relay

 

RRAU

remote radio access unit

 

RSC

remote switching center

 

RSS

routing subsystem

 

RSS-D

downsize routing subsystem

 

S2

Intelligence Officer (US Army)

 

S3

Operations and Training Officer (US Army)

 

S4

Supply Officer (US Army)

 

S6

Communications Officer (US Army)

 

SAR

satellite access request

 

sat

satellite

 

SB

switchboard

 

SC

Signal Corps

 

SCC

system control center

 

SCC-2

system control center-2

 

SCG

switching control group

 

SDC

signal data converter

 

SDNRI

secure digital net radio interface

 

SDNRIU

secure digital net radio interface unit

 

SEN

small extension node

 

SENS

small extension node switch

 

SEP

signal entry panel

 

SGT

Sergeant

 

SHF

super high frequency

 

SICPS

standard integrated command post system

 

sig

signal

 

SINCGARS

Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System

 

SIPRNET

Secure Internet Protocol Router Network

 

SLM

subscriber list management

 

SMART-T

Secure Mobile Antijam Reliable Terminal - Tactical

 

SMU

switch multiplex unit

 

SMUX

SMART mux

 

SNS

secondary node switch

 

SOAC

Signal Officer Advanced Course

 

SOBC

Signal Officer Basic Course

 

SOF

Special Operations Forces

 

SOI

signal operating instructions

 

SONET

synchronous optic network

 

SOP

standing operating procedure

 

SPARC

Scalable Processor ARChitecture (Laptop)

 

spt

support

 

SRC

standard requirements code

 

SSI

standing signal instructions

 

SSS

signal shelter switch

 

STANAG

Standardization Agreement

 

STAR-T

Super (High Frequency Tri-band) Advanced Range Extension Terminal

 

STEP

Standardized Tactical Entry Point

 

STU

secure terminal unit

 

SVM

secure voice module

 

sw

switch

 

SYNCH

synchronize/synchronization

 

sys

system

 

SYSCON

system control

 

TACCS

Tactical Army Combat Service Support (CSS) Computer System

 

TACFAM

tactical frequency assignment model

 

TACSAT

tactical satellite

 

TADIL

Tactical Data Information Link

 

TAXI

transparent asynchronous transceiver interface

 

TC

technical control

 

TCP

transmission control protocol

 

TCT

tactical communications terminal

 

TDM

time division multiplex

 

TDSG

time division switching group

 

TDSGM

time division switching group (modified)

 

TECHCON

technical control

 

TED

trunk encryption device

 

TEK

trunk encryption key

 

TG

trunk group

 

TGC

trunk group cluster

 

TGM

tactical group multiplexer

 

TGMD

trunk group multiplex/demultiplex

 

TGMOW

transmission group modem and orderwire

 

THAAD

Theater High Altitude Air Defense

 

TLC

traffic load control

 

TI

Tactical Internet

 

TLDF

team label data file

 

TLM

topographic line maps

 

TM

technical manual

 

TMD

theater missile defense

 

TMG

tactical multinet gateway

 

TMIF

Tactical MSE Interface Family Digital Interface

 

TNS

tactical name server

 

TOC

tactical operations center

 

TOE

table(s) of organization and equipment

 

TP

telephone

 

TPA

tactical packet adapter

 

TPC

tactical pilotage charts

 

TPN

tactical packet network

 

TPS

tactical packet switch

 

TRADOC

Training and Doctrine Command

 

TRI-TAC

Tri-Service Tactical Communications

 

TRL

tropospheric link

 

tropo

tropospheric scatter

 

TRT

tropospheric terminal

 

TSC(A)

Theater Signal Command (Army)

 

TSOP

tactical standing operating procedure

 

TS/SCI

TOP SECRET/sensitive compartmented information

 

TSB

trunk signaling buffer

 

TSL

tactical satellite link

 

TST

tactical satellite terminal

 

TTA

tactical terminal adapter

 

tty

teletype

 

UCMJ

Uniform Code of Military Justice

 

UHF

ultra high frequency

 

UPS

universal power supply

 

US

United States (of America)

 

USAF

United States Air Force

 

USAR

United States Army Reserve

 

USARSO

United States Army Forces Southern Command

 

USASOC

United States Army Special Operations Command

 

USMC

United States Marine Corps

 

USN

United States Navy

 

v

volt(s)

 

VAC

volts of alternating current

 

VCI

virtual circuit identifier

 

VDU

visual display unit

 

VHF

very high frequency

 

VMLI

line interface card

 

VPI

virtual path identifier

 

VTC

video teleconference

 

WAN

wide area network

 

WIN

Warfighter Information Network

 

WIN-T

Warfighter Information Network - Terrestrial

 

WWW

World Wide Web

 

xcvr

receiver

 

xmit

transmit

 

ZR

zone restriction

 

ZRL

zone restriction list



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