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Acronyms, Abbreviations, Concepts

ACIS AXAF CCD Imaging Spectrograph - Chandra (AXAF)
ADU Analogue to Digital Unit
AHF Attitude History File
AMA Absolute Measurement Accuracy
AMS Archive Management Subsystem
AOAnnouncement of Opportunity (AO-1)
AOCS Attitude and Orbit Control and Measurement Subsystem
AXAF Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility renamed to Chandra
CAL Calibration Access Layer
CCD Charge Coupled Device
CCF Current Calibration File
CTE Charge Transfer Efficiency
CVZ Continuous Viewing Zone
DEC Declination, delta(J2000)
DPU Digital Processing Unit
EPIC European Photon Imaging Camera
ERMS EPIC Radiation Monitor Subsystem
ESTEC European Space Research and Technology Centre
EW Equivalent Width
events.fits calibrated event file (multi-extension FITS file)
eXsas extended X-ray scientific analysis system (MPE)
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
FITS Flexible Image Transport System
(operating system independent data file structure)
FTOOLS A General Package of Software to Manipulate FITS Files
FM Flight Module
FOV Field Of View
FWHM Full Width at Half Maximum
GO Guest Observer
GT(O) Guaranteed Time (Observer)
GTI Good Time Interval
GUI Graphical User Interface
HEASARC High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
HED High Energy Detector (of the ERMS)
HEW Half Energy Width
HER RGS high event rate (selectable mode)
HETG High Energy Transmission Grating - Chandra (AXAF)
HRC High Resolution Camera - Chandra (AXAF)
HTR High Time Resolution (mode of the RGS)
ICDInterface Control Documents
LED Low Energy Detector (of the ERMS)
LETG Low Energy Transmission Grating - Chandra (AXAF)
LSF Line-spread Function
METG ( AXAF) Medium Energy Transmission Grating
MOC XMM Mission Operation Centre
MOS Metal Oxide Semi-conductor
OBDH Onboard Data Handler
OCB On-Chip Binning
ODF Observation Data File
ODS Observation Data Subsystem
OGIP (NASA's) Office of the Guest Investigator Program
OM Optical Monitor
OTAC Observatory Time Allocation Committee
PHA Pulse Height Analyser
PHS Proposal Handling Subsystem
PI Principal Investigator
p-n CCD EPIC-pn camera
PPS Pipeline Processing Subsystem
PSF Point-Spread Function
PV Performance Verification
QE Quantum Efficiency
RA Right Ascension, alpha(J2000)
RFC RGS Focal Camera
RFS Refreshed Frame Store mode of EPIC MOS
RGA Reflection Grating Assembly (of the RGS)
RGS Reflection Grating Spectrometer
RPE Relative Pointing Error
XRPS Remote Proposal Submission
SAS Science Analysis Subsystem
SciSim XMM Science Simulator
SDF Slew Data File
SER RGS split event reconstruction (selectable mode)
SES RGS single event selection (selectable mode)
SGS Sequence Generator Subsystem
SMP Science Management Plan
SOC XMM Science Operations Centre
SSC Survey Science Centre
SSD Software Specification Document
TBC To Be Confirmed
TBD To Be Determined
TOC Table of contents
ToO Target of Opportunity
TS Telescope Scientist
UHB XMM Users' Handbook
URD User Requirements Document
URL Unique Resource Location
VILSPA site of the XMM SOC in Villafranca / Spain near Madrid
W90 90% energy width
WWW World Wide Web
W3 World Wide Web
XDA XMM Data Archive
XIDX-ray source identification (by the SSC)
XMM X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission

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