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Handy Acronym List

ACIS AXAF CCD Imaging Spectrometer (IPI: G. Garmire)
ASC AXAF Science Center
ASCDS ASC Data System
AXAF Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility
CDR Critical Design Review
CLI Command Line Interface
CSC Computer Sciences Corporation
CSR Center for Space Research (at MIT)
EKC Eastman Kodak Corporation
FTOOLS A suite of X-ray analysis software
GESS Grating Element Support Structure
GO General Observer (anyone but a GTO)
GTO Guaranteed-Time Observer (SI teams, TS, IDSs)
GUI Graphical User Interface
HDOS Hughes Danbury Optical Systems
HEG High Energy Gratings (part of the HETG instrument)
HESS HETG Element Support System
HETG High Energy Transmission Gratings (IPI: C. Canizares)
HRC High Resolution Camera (IPI: S. Murray)
HRMA High Resolution Mirror Assembly (telescope)
HXDS HRMA X-ray Detection System (at the XRCF)
IDS InterDisciplinary Scientist (A. Fabian, S. Holt, R. Giacconi, J. Linsky, R. Mushotzky, A. Wilson )
IPI Instrument Principal Investigator (A. Brinkman, C. Canizares, G. Garmire, S. Murray)
LETG Low Energy Transmission Gratings (IPI: A. Brinkman)
LR Laser Reflection Test
MEG Medium Energy Gratings (part of the HETG instrument)
MPE Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik
MSFC Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA)
MST Mission Support Team
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NRA NASA Research Announcement
OCC Operations Control Center (for AXAF at SAO)
OCLI Optical Coating Laboratories, Inc
OOV On-Orbit Verification
PIMMS Portable Interactive Multi-Mission Simulator software
PROS Post-Reduction Off-Line Software
PS Project Scientist (M. Weisskopf)
PSF Point Spread Function
QE Quantum Efficiency
QPOE Quick Position-Ordered Event data files
SAO Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
SI Science Instrument (detector)
SRON Stichting RuimteOnderzoek Nederland
TS Telescope Scientist (L. Van Speybroeck)
XDS X-ray Detection System (at XRCF)
X-GEF X-ray Grating Evaluation Facility (at MIT)
XSPEC An X-ray spectral fitting package
XRCF X-ray Calibration Facility
XSS X-ray Source System (at the XRCF)

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Nancy Evans
Thu Oct 24 10:15:04 EDT 1996