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SKA Acronyms

SKA Acronyms

Acronyms commonly used on the SKA Website

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A

AIV – Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV)

APERTIF –  The focal-plane array system for the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

ASKAP – Australian SKA Pathfinder

ASTRON – Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy

ATA – Allen Telescope Array

ATCA – Australian Telescope Compact Array

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C

CET54 – Radio Telescope Developed in China

CIRA – Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy

CITA – Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

CMB – Cosmic Microwave Background

CNRS – Nancay Radio Telescope (France)

CNR-IEIIT – Consignio Nazionale della Richerche  – Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering

CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSP – Central Signal Processor (CSP)

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D

DSH – Dish (DSH)

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E

EOI – Expression of Interest

EMSS

EVLA – Extended Very Large Array

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F

FAST – The Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope

FOV – Field of View

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G

GLOW – German Long Wavelengths Consortium

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H

H1 – Hydrogen 1 (Neutral Hydrogen Line)

HST – Hubble Space Telescope

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I

ICRAR – International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

IP – Intellectual Property

INAF – Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica

IRCOM – Institute de de Recherche en Communications Optiques et Microondes

IVEC – The government-supported high-performance computing centre of Western Australia

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J

JIVE – Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe

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K

KAT7 – The seven-dish MeerKAT precursor array

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L

LFAA – Low-Frequency Aperture Array (LFAA)

LNA – Low Noise Amplifier

LOFAR – Low Frequency Array

LWA – Long Wavelength Array

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M

MFAA – Mid-Frequency Aperture Array (MFAA)

MWA – Murchison Widefield Array

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N

NAO – National Astronomical Observatory

NCRA – National Centre for Radio Astrophysics

NRAO – National Radio Astronomy Observatory

NRC – National Research Council (Canada)

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O

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P

PAF  – Phased Array Feed

PaST – Primeval Structure Telescope

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Q

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R

RFP – Request for Proposals

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S

SaDT – Signal and Data Transport (SaDT)

SDP- Science Data Processor (SDP)

SETI – Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

SKA – Square Kilometre Array

SKACOWG – SKA Communications and Outreach Working Group

SKAMP – SKA Molonglo Prototype

SKAO – Square Kilometre Array Organisation

STFC – Science and Technology Facilities Couoncil

SWG – Science Working Group

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T

TM – Telescope Manager (TM)

TRDDC –  Tata Research Development and Design Centre

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U

UCL – University College London

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V

VLA – Very Large Array

VLBI – Very Long Baseline Interferometry

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W

WBSPF – Wideband Single Pixel Feeds (WBSPF)

WSRT – Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

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Z

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