Satellite Technology Glossary

Satellite Technology Glossary

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There are 110 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
B
Baud/bits per second

B-ISDN
Broadband ISDN

B-MAC
Multiplexed Analog Component (TV, type B format)

B/W
Bothway

BA
Burst Acquired

BAI
Baikonur Launch Complex (Russian Federation)

BAPTA
Bearing and Power Transfer Assembly

BAPTA OR BPTA
Bearing & Power Transfer Assembly

BATELCO
The Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation (Bahamas)

BATT
Battery

BB
BaseBand

BBC
British Broadcasting Corporation (UK)

BBD
Broadband Transmission

BBTM
Beam-to-Beam Traffic Matrix

BBU
BaseBand Unit

BC
Broadcasting

BCD
Binary Coded Decimal

BCH
Bose-Chaudhuri Hocquenghem (FEC block codes)

BCM
Binary Coded Matrix/Block Coded Modulation

BCN
Beacon

BCRU
Battery Charging and Reconditioning Unit

BCS
Block Control Signal

BCTE
Bus Command & Telemetry Electronics

BCU
Batch Control Utility

BCW
Burst Code Words

BDC
Battery Discharge Controler

BDE
Baseband Distribution Equipment

BDF
Baseband Distribution Frame

BDT
Bureau of Telecommunication Development (ITU)

BDU
Baseband Distribution Unit

BE
Beacon Explorer (NASA Satellite - USA)

BEEFS
Bit Error Ratio/Error Free Seconds

BEF
Band Elimination Filter

BEP
Bit Error Probability

BER
Bit Error Ratio

BERCONT
Bit Error Ratio Continuous

BEZEQ
The Israel Telecommunication Corp., Ltd.

BF
Branching Filter

BFDI
Bit-Frame Synchronizer Interface

BFN
Beam Forming Network

BFO
Beat Frequency Oscillator

BFS
Bit Frame Synchronizer

BFSI
Bit Frame Synchronizer Interface

BFSK
Binary Frequency Shift Keying

BH
Brinell Hardness

BHASKARA
Satellite for earth observation (India)

BHC
Busy Hour Call

BHL
Busy Hour Load

BIAS
Correction

BIE
Bearer Interface Equipment

BIH
Bureau International de l'Heure (International Time Bureau)

BINR
Basic Intrinsic Noise Ratio

BIP
Bit Interleaved Parity

BIPM
Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (International Bureau of Weights and Measures)

BIQUAD
Biquadratic Filter

Bit
A binary digit, Smallest possible unit of digital transmission

BITE
Built-In Test Equipment

BIU
Bus Interface Unit

BJT
Bipolar Junction Transistor

BLD
Binary Load Dump

BLK
Block

BM
Burst Monitor

BMLA
Burst Mode Microwave Link Analyzer

BMS
Baseband Matrix Switch

BMU
Battery Monitor Unit

BNA
Burst Not Acquired

BNQ
Burst Not Qualified

BNS
Back-up North-South Stationkeeping

BO
Backoff

BOD
Beneficial Occupancy Date

BOL
Beginning of Life

BP
Bandpass

BPF
Bandpass Filter

BPI
Bits Per Inch

BPL
Bandpass Limiter

bps OR BPS OR bit/s
Bits Per Second

BPSK
Bi-Phase Shift Keyed

BPSK, (2-PSK)
Binary phase-shift keying

BQ
Burst Qualified

BRL
Balance Return Loss

BRS
B-Mode Receiving Station

BRT
Beacon Receive Terminal

BS
Backspace

BSE
Broadcast Satellite, Experimental (Japan)

BSG
British Standard Gauge

BSI
British Standards Institute (UK)

BSM
Baseband Switch Matrix

BSP
British Standard Pipe (Thread)

BSS
B-Mode Sending Station

BST
Block the Spade Terminal Command

BSU
Baseband Switching Unit

BSWG
British Standard Wire Gauge

BSXF
Burst Synch Failure

BT
Bandwidth Time product

BTA
Burst Timing Acquired

BTE
Bench Test Equipment

BTG
Beacon Tracker Generator

BTL
Bell Telephone Laboratories (USA)

BTNA
Burst Timing Not Acquired

BTP
Burst Time Plan

BTPC
Burst Time Plan Change

BTPM
Burst Time Plan Memory

BTR
Beacon Tracker Receiver

BTS
Beacon Tracker System

BTU
British Thermal Unit

BU
Baseband Unit

BUV
Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectrometer

BVU
Brightness Value Unit

BW
Bandwidth

BWR
Bandwidth Ratio