Satellite Technology Glossary

Satellite Technology Glossary

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There are 236 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
C
Capacitance

C-band
Used loosely for satellite services in the 6/4GHz bands

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

C/D
ratio Charge/Discharge ratio

C/I
Carrier-to-Interference Ratio

C/IM3
Carrier-to-3rd Order Intermodulation Ratio

C/IMo
Carrier-to-Intermodulation Noise Density Ratio

C/N
Carrier-to-Noise Ratio

C/T
Carrier-to-Noise Temperature Ratio

C&D
Control and Display

C&DH
Control and Data Handling

C2L
Close Complementary Logic

CAA
Crew Access Arm

CAD
Computer-Aided Design (or Drafting)

CADC
Control and Display Console

CAE
Computer-Aided Engineering

CAFS
Cape Canaveral AFS

CAL
Calibrate mode

CAM
Computer Aided Manufacturing

CAMA
Centralized Automatic Message Accounting

CAN
Cancel

CANTO
Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Operators

CAO
Completed As Ordered

CAP
Command Assistance Program

CAR
Channel Assignment Record

CAS
Collision Avoidance System

CASSA
Coarse Analog Sun Sensor Assembly

CAT
Computer Aided Tomography

CATH
Cathode

CATR
Compact Antenna (Test) Range

CATV
Cable Television

CAW
Channel Address Word

CAX
Community Automatic Exchange

CB
Citizens' Band (radio) (USA)

CBC
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

CBCA
Constrained Beam Control Assignment

CBI
Conference Bridge In

CBS
Columbia Broadcasting System (USA)

CBTP
Condensed Burst Time Plan

CBTR
Carrier and Bit Timing Recovery

CC
Central Core

CCA
Collocated Communications Antenna

CCAFS
Cape Canaveral Airforce Station (USA)

CCAQ
Consultative Committee on Administrative Questions

CCB
Coin-Collecting Box

CCC
Control and Coordination Circuit

CCD
Charge Coupled Device

CCES
Common Control Echo Suppressor

CCI
(International Consultative Committee)

CCIF
(International Telephone Consultative Committee)

CCIR
Comite Consultatif International de Radio (International Radio Consultative Committee) (ITU)

CCITT
Comite Consultatif International des Telephones et Telegraphes (International Telephone and Telegraph Consultative Committee) (ITU)

CCKF
Continuity Checktone Failure

CCP
Communications and Control Processor

CCS
Command Coordination System

CCT
Circuit

CCTS
Coordinating Committee on Satellite Communications

CCTV
Closed Circuit Television

CCU
Central Control Unit

CCW
Counter-Clockwise

CD
Crystal Detector

CDA
Command and Data Acquisition (Station)

CDC
CCP Display Creation

CDD
Command Decryption Devices

CDE
Control and Display Equipment

CDF
Carrier Distribution Frame

CDHP
Command and Data Handling Package

CDM
Code Division Multiplex(ing)

CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access

CDN
Content Delivery Network

CDR
Critical Design Review

CDRT
Central Data Recording Terminal

CEEFAX
Trade name for a videodata system (UK)

CELTIC
Names of French digital compression equipment for telephony

CEMA
Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Association (Canada)

CENTO
Central Treaty Organization

CENTROID
Center of thruster torque pulse

CEPT
(European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations)

CES
Coast Earth Station (INMARSAT)

CESA
Canadian Engineering Standards Association

CEU
Command Extension Unit

CEVM
Consumable Electrode Vacuum Melt

CFDM
Companded Frequency Division Multiplex

CFDM/FM
Companded Frequency Division Multiplex/Frequency Modulation

CFE
Customer Furnished Equipment

CFM
Companded Frequency Modulation

CFN
Cluster Feeding Network

CFPA
C-band Full Performance Antenna

CFR
Code of Federal Regulations

CFRP
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic

CG
Character Generator

CG OR cg
Center of Gravity

CG/MOI
Center of Gravity/Moment of Inertia

CGCI
Computer Generated Command Instruction

CGCIS
Computer Generated Command Instruction System

CGMS
Coordination of Geostationary Meteorological Satellites

CGPM
(General Conference of Weights and Measures)

CH
Channel

CHDB
Compatible High-Density Bipolar Code

CI
Command Interpreter

CIC
Common Interface Circuit

CID
Cathode Imaging Detector

CIFAS
French-German Industrial Consortium for Symphonie Program

CIGRE
(International Conference on Large Electric Systems)

CIMS
Coordination & Interference Management System

CIRC
International Radiomaritime Committee

CIRM
International Marine Radio Association

CISPR
(International Special Committee on Radio Interference)

CITE
Cargo Integrated Test Equipment

CITEL
Inter-American Telecommunications Committee

CKE
Zero Kinetic Energy

CKR
Receive Bit Clock

CKT
Transmit Bit Clock

CL
Closed

CLD
Command Logic Demodulators

CLE
Common Logic Equipment

CLI
Calling Line Identification

CLK
Clock

CLR
Clear

cm OR CM
cm

cm_
Square centimeter

CMC
Central Monitoring and Control

cmd OR CMD
Command

CMDR
Command Rejected

CME
Circuit Multiplication Equipment

CME/LRE
Circuit Multiplication/Low Rate Encoding Equipment

CMEA
Council on Mutual Economic Assistance

CMG
Control-Moment Gyroscope

CMI
Code Mark Inversion

CML
Current-Mode Logic

CMOS
Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor/Silicon

CMR
Common-Mode Rejection

CMRR
Common-Mode Rejection Ratio

CMSA
Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area

CMT
Continuous Mode Transmission

CMTT
(Joint Study Group for Television and Sound Transmissions)

CMU
Command Modulation Unit

CN
Check Not-Okay

CNES
Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)

CNR
Carrier-to-Thermal-Noise Ratio

CNSS
Center for National Space Study

CO
Central Office

CO-ORD
Coordination Channel

Coax
Coaxial Cable

COBOL
Common Business-Oriented Language

CODAN
Carrier Operated Device Anti-Noise

Codec OR CODEC
Coder-Decoder

COHO
Coherent Oscillator

COM
Computer Output Microfilm

COMSAT
Communications Satellite Corporation

CONDOR
Satellite Network of the Andean Group

CONG
Congestion Error Control

CONT
Controller

CONUS
Continental United States (Coverage)

COP
Communications Operation Plan

COPOL OR CO-POL
Co-Polarization

COPS
Command Operations

COPSK
Coded Octal Phase Shift Keying

COPUOS
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN)

COR
Carrier-Operated Relay

CORODIM
Correlation of the Recognition of Degradation With Intelligibility Measurements

CORSA
Cosmic Radiation Satellite (Japan)

COS
Characteristic Orbital Spacing

COSAM
Co-Site Analytical Model

COSMOS
Military Satellite Network (Russian Federation)

COSTED
Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (ICSU-UN)

COTS
Commercial-off-the-Shelf

CP
Circular Polarization

CPA
Co-Polar Attenuation

CPC
Clock Phase Correction

CPCC
Clock Phase Correction Control

CPE
Customer Premise Equipment

CPFSK
Continuous Phase Frequency Shift Keying

CPI
Call Progress Indicator

CPLF
Clock Phase Log File

CPM
Coded-Phase Modulation

CPPI
Consultative Panel on Public Information (UN)

CPRI
Clock Phase Reporting Interval

cps OR CPS
Cycles Per Second

CPSK
Coherent Phase-Shifting Key

CPU
Central Processing Unit

CPVE
Clock Phase Value Entry

CQ
Call "To All Stations"

CQPSK
Quaternary Phase-Shift Keying with Coherent Demodulation

CR
Carriage Return

CRA
Centro Ricerche Aerospaziali (Italy)

CRAN
Command Receive Antenna

CRBW
Carson Rule Bandwidth

CRC
Communications Research Center (Canada)

CRD
Chord

CRDM/F
Companded Frequency Division Multiplex/Frequency

CRO
Cathode Ray Oscilloscope (or Oscillograph)

CROM
Control and Read-Only Memory

CRPL
Central Radio Propagation Laboratory (USA)

CRQ
Call Request

CRRES
Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite(combined NASA/USAF Mission - USA)

CRT
Cathode Ray Tube

CRTO
Centre Rigionali (Italy)

CRYO
Cryogenic

CS
Calls per Second

CSC
Common Signaling Channel

CSCD
Common Signaling Channel Demodulator

CSCE
Communications Subsystem Checkout Equipment

CSCM
Common Signaling Channel Modem

CSCS
Common Signaling Channel Synchronizer

CSE
Communications Satellite for Experimental Purposes (Japan)

CSELT
Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazione (Italy)

CSG
Centre Spatial Guyanais (Guiana Space Center)

CSM
Communications System Monitor

CSM/CSME
Communications Systems Monitor(ing)/Equipment

CSME
CSM Equipment

CSOC
Consolidated Space Operations Center

CSSB
Companded Single Sideband

CSTD
Committee on Science and Technology for Development

CSU
Channel Service unit

CSW
Channel Status Word

CT
Center Tap

CTC
Common Telegraphy Channel

CTCA
Constrained Terminal Control Assignment

CTE
Channel Translating Equipment

CTL
Control

CTP
Command and Telemetry Processor

CTR
Configuration Track Record

CTTE
Common TDMA Terminal Equipment

CTU
Central Telemetry Unit

CU
Crosstalk Unit

CUC
Computer Users' Committee

CVA
Constant Volume Amplifier

CVD
Chemical-Vapor Phase Deposition

CVM
Command Verification Module

CVSD
Continuous Variable Slope

CVSDM
Continuously Variable-Slope Delta Modulation

CW
Carrier Wave

CWBS
Contract Work Breakdown Structure

CX
Coin Box

CXR
Carrier