Abbreviations and Acronyms
AC Active Components
ACP Allied Communication Publication
AIRK area inter switch rekey
AM amplitude modulated/amplitude modulation
BFO beat frequency oscillator
CEOI Communications-Electronics Operation Instructions
CG commanding general
CNCE communications nodal control element
COMSEC communications security
CP command post
CW continuous wave
DA Department of the Army
DGM digital group multiplexer
DISCOM division support command
DSB double side band
DTAC division tactical command post
DTMF dual-tone multifrequency
DTOC division tactical operations center
DZ drop zone
EAC echelon above corps
ECB echelons corps and below
ECCM electronic counter-countermeasures
EMC electromagnetic compatibility
EMP electromagnetic pulse
EW electronic warfare
FASC forward area signal center
FLOT forward line of own troops
FM frequency modulated/frequency modulation
FSE fire support element
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)
G4 Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 (Logistics)
GMF ground mobile forces
GW ground wire
HF high frequency
IAW in accordance with
IED imitative electronics deception
IHFR improved high frequency radio
INSCOM United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
IOM installation, operation and maintenance
JINTACCS Joint Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control Systems
JUH-MTF joint user handbook for message text format
kb/s kilobits per second
KC kilocycles (kilohertz)
LDF lightweight digital facsimile
LOS line of sight
MC megacycles (megahertz)
MODEM modulation/demodulation equipment
MOPP mission-oriented protection posture
MSE mobile subscriber equipment
NA not applicable
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBC nuclear, biological, chemical
NCO noncommissioned officer
NCS net control station
NRI net radio interface (see RWI)
NS node switch
NSA National Security Agency
NSK narrowband shift keying
OPCODE operations code
OPLAN operations plan
OPORD operation order
OPSEC operations security
PCM pulse code modulation
PEP peak envelope power
RATT radio teletypewriter
RC Reserve Components
RF radio frequency
RWI radio wire integration (changed to NRI-net radio interface)
S1 Adjutant (US Army)
S2 Intelligence Officer (US Army)
S3 Operations and Training Officer (US Army)
S4 Supply Officer (US Army)
SCCS satellite communications control system
SHF super high frequency
SIGCEN signal center
SIGINT signals intelligence
SINCGARS Single-Channel Ground/Airborne Radio System
SOI signal operation instructions
SOP standing operating procedure
SSB single side band
STAJ short term anti-jam
TACFIRE tactical fire direction system
TACSAT tactical satellite
TACSATCOM tactical satellite communications
TCC telecommunications center
TOC tactical operations center
TOE table(s) of organization and equipment
TRADOC United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
TRI-TAC Joint Tactical Communications
VF voice frequency
VHF very high frequency
VRC vehicular radio configuration
- BREVITY LIST.
- A list used to shorten transmissions. It does not provide security.
- DETENT TUNING.
- A method of tuning a radio to an operating frequency where the dial clicks into place at each frequency.
- FIBER-OPTIC CABLE.
- A small, lightweight cable using pulses of light for transmission. Very low error rates but extremely susceptible to damage.
- The intentional transmission of radio signals in order to interfere with the reception of signals from another station.
- KEY LIST.
- A publication containing the key for a particular cryptosystem in a given cryptosystem.
- To vary the amplitude, frequency or phase of a wave by impressing one wave on another wave of constant properties.
- A communications security device.
- Organization of stations capable of direct communications on a common channel, often on a definite schedule.
- NET AUTHENTICATION.
- Identification used on a communications network to establish the authenticity of several stations.
- COMSEC device for HF radios.
- PATCH PANEL.
- A panel that contains means for changing circuit configurations; usually, it consists of receptacles/jacks into which jumpers/plugs can be inserted.
- Connecting two lines or circuits together temporarily by means of a patch cord.
- A condition by which the direction of the flow of current can be determined in an electrical circuit. Having two opposite conditions; one positive and one negative.
- SECURITY CODE.
- A code used to hide meanings from another party.
- The frequency bands on both sides of the carrier frequency.
- To shut off the audio output of a radio when a signal is not being received.
- A service force or group of service elements which provide logistics support.
- TROPOSPHERIC SCATTER (TROPOSCATTER).
- The propagation of radio waves by scattering, as a result of irregularities or discontinuities in the physical properties of the troposphere.
- COMSEC device for combat net radios.
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