Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

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8AFA Waveform Synthesizer - previously called DSP
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A
AAR After Action Review
AATC Automated Air Traffic Control
ABCCC Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center
ACBL Audio Cable
ACE Audio Communications Environment
ACENet Audio Communications Environment Network
ACE-RIU ACE-Remote Interface Unit
ACU ACE Communication Unit
ADF Automatic Direction Finder, navigation aid
AFB Air Force Base
AFRL Air Force Research Lab
AFV Armored Fighting Vehicle
AGC Automatic Gain Control
AI 16/32 Channel Analog Input board (discontinued)
AIU Audio Interface Unit
ALE Automatic Link Establishment
AMS AWACS Modeling & Simulation system
AMS (ASTi) ASTi Management System - web based system used to centrally configure and manage the Voisus server and clients.
ASR Automatic Speech Recognition
ATC Air Traffic Control; Air Training Command
ATIS Air Traffic Information Systems, Automatic Terminal Information Service
ATP Acceptance Test Procedure
ATRC AEGIS Training and Readiness Center
AVCATT-A Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer - Aviation Reconfigurable Manned Simulator
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System
AWE Army Warfighting Experiment
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B
BFO Beat Frequency Oscillator
BSC Battle Simulation Center
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C
C2V Command & Control Vehicle
CAA Civil Aeronautics Administration
CATT Combined Arms Tactical Trainer
CCTT Close Combat Tactical Trainer
CDR Critical Design Review
CGF Computer Generated Force
COMSEC Communications Security
Construct ASTI's Construct is a constructive simulation toolkit that allows scenario developers to easily create automate-able environmental sounds and voiced radio traffic and integrate them into simulation-based training environments.
COTS Commercial Off-The-Shelf
CPU Central Processing Unit
CRR Customer Repair Return
CSMET Crew Station Mission Equipment Trainer
CVSD Continuous Variable Slope Delta; a type of audio compression
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D
DACS Digital Audio Communications System
DAMA Demand Assigned Multiple Access
DASA Demand Assigned Single Access
DDI Distributed Digital Interface
DDM Distributed Data Management
DEM Digital Elevation Model
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DI 16 Channel Digital Input Board
DI/DO 8In/8Out Digital board
DIS Distributed Interactive Simulation
DISA Defense Information Systems Agency
DME Distance Measuring Equipment, navigation aid
DMO Data Management Order
DMSO Defense Modeling and Simulation Office
DMT Distributed Mission Training
DODD Department of Defense Directive
DR Discrepancy Report
DRED Daily Readiness Test
DSP Digital Signal Processor
DTED Digital Terrain Elevation Data
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E
EASA European Aviation Safety Agency
eQTG Electronic Qualification Test Guide
EW Electronic Warfare
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F
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FFS Full Flight Simulator
FOB Freight On Board
FOM Federation Object Model
FSTD Flight Simulation Training Devices
FTD Flight Training Devices
FTX Field Training Exercise
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G
GCA Ground Control Approach
GUI Graphical User Interface
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HF High Frequency
HHT Hand Held Terminal
HLA High Level Architecture
HQ Have Quick
HRTF Head Related Transfer Function; 3D Audio reference
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I
I/ITSEC Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference; tradeshow (Orlando, FL)
I/O Input/Output
IASE Information Assurance Support Environment
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICD Interface Control Document
ICS Intercom Switching
IDM Integrated Data Modem
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IFF Identify Friend / Foe
ILS Instrument Landing System, navigation aid
IOS Instructor Operator Station
IWG International Working Group
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J
JAA Joint Aviation Authority
JANUS an interactive, entity-based, tactical simulation used to train at Brigade and below (Battle-Focused Training)
JCSAR Joint Combat Search and Rescue
JEFX Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment
JNTF Joint National Test Facility
JPATS Joint Primary Aircraft Training System
JRTC Joint Readiness Training Center
JSAF Joint Semi-Automated Forces
JSF Joint Strike Fighter
JSTARS Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System
JTASC Joint Training Analysis and Simulation Center
JTDL Joint Tactical Data Link
JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
JTMD Joint Theater Missile Defense
JTMDAO Joint Theater Missile Defense Attack Operation
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L
LAN Local Area Network
LOS Line of Sight
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M
MB Model Builder software
MBV Model Builder Visual software
MCAS Marine Corps Air Station
MCASMP Marine Corps Aviation Simulator Master Plan
MLU Mid-Life Update
MODSAF Modular Semi-Automated Forces
MPL Multi-Crew Pilot License
MRD Mission Rehearsal Device
MTBF Mean Time Between Failure
Model Collection of Objects constructed by user using the MB application tool to build sound and/or communications simulation of their application. Models are run within the MB application environment on the DACS. Each model is associated with a specific DSP card. One or more Models may reside on DACS depending on the hardware configuration. Models can interact locally to the DACS or across the network with other DACS models.
Model Server Runs state machine software
MuLaw G711 ITU Standard, a type of audio compression
Multicast Router Device that bridges specific multicast address between different interfaces
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N
NAS Naval Air Station
NASMP Naval Aviation Simulation Master Plan
NAWC/AD Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division
NDA Non-Disclosure Agreement
NDB Non-Directional Beacon, navigation aid
NDIA National Defense Industrial Association
NIAP National Information Assurance Partnership
NOTAM Notice to Airmen
NPG Network Participation Group
NSA National Security Agency
NSTISSP National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Policy
NSWC Naval Surface Warfare Center
NSWCDD Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
NTP Network Time Protocol
NTSA National Training and Simulation Association
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O
OFT Operational Flight Trainer
OID Object Identifiers
OneSAF a composable, next generation Computer Generated Force
OMDT Object Model Development Tool
OML Object Model Library
OMT Object Model Template
ORTT Operations Room Team Trainer
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P
PAM Pluggable Authentication Module
PCA Program Configuration Audit
PC'ver ASTi's DIS radio and intercom application for Windows
PDI Potential Discrepancy Item
PDR Preliminary Design Review
PDU Protocol Data Unit
PEO STRI Program Executive Office - Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (formerly STRICOM)
PIU Panel Interface Unit
PRF Pulse Repetition Frequency
PRI Pulse Repetition Interval
PTT Part Task Trainer
Push To Talk (switch)
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R
Radio Bridge ASTi's radio bridge links live and simulated training environments, enabling distribution of live radio traffic via global networks and remove radio control.
RAeS Royal Aeronautical Society
RHEL Red Hat Enterprise Linux
RID RTI Initialization Data Editor
RIU Remote Interface Unit
RMA Return Material Authorization
RPR FOM Real-Time Platform Reference Federation Object Model
RMS The ASTi Remote Management System (RMS) gives the user a Gods-eye view and control of all ASTi devices and activity on the exercise-wide network via a standard web browser.
ROM Rough Order of Magnitude
RTI Runtime Infrastructure
RTI NG RTI Next Generation (After Version 1.3)
RWR Radar Warning Receiver
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S
SAGIS Special Operations Air Ground Interface Simulator
SED Shippers Export Declaration
SFTP Secure File Transfer
SHINCOM SHips INternal COMmunications
Simscribe Network communications capture-and-replay tool for after-action review of LVC and game-based training.
SimTecT Simulation Technology and Training; tradeshow (Australia)
SINCGARS Single-channel Ground and Airborne Radio System
SISO Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization
SNARE System iNtrusion Analysis
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
SOF Special Operation Force
SOM Simulation Object Model
SOW Statement of Work
SRR Security Readiness Review
STIGs Security Technical Implementation Guides
STRICOM Simulation Training and Instrumentation Command (see PEO STRI)
STOW Synthetic Theater of War
Synapse Plug-and-play link between live field radios and virtual communications networks
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T
TACAN Tactical Air Navigation
TACCSF Theater Aerospace Command and Control Simulation Facility
TACOM Tank-automotive & Armaments Command
TADIL Tactical Digital Information Link
TDM Time Division Multiplex
TDM Ring Connection from DACS to RIUs and back to DACS; no longer than 300 feet total
Telestra Native HLA radio simulation & communications module
THAAD Theater High Altitude Air Defense
Tort Tactical Operational Readiness Trainer
TRANSEC Transmission Security
Ts&Cs Terms and Conditions
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U
UDP User Datagram Protocol
UHF Ultra High Frequency
UTD Unit Training Device
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V
VHF Very High Frequency
VoIP Voice over IP
Voisus ASTi's ready-to-deploy audio and communications solution for Live, Virtual, Constructive, and Gaming (LVC-G) training environments.
VOR VHF omnidirectional range, navigation aid
VOX Voice activated transmissions
VRR Vendor Repair Return
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W
WAN Wide Area Network
WARSIM Warfighters' Simulation
WST Weapons System Trainer
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X
XDR External Data Representation
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