Satellite Technology Glossary

Satellite Technology Glossary

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There are 89 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
F
Farad

F/D
Focal Length to Diameter Ratio

f/o
Fiber Optic

F/V
Frequency-to-Voltage

FACC
Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation

FACT
Fabrication And Continuity Test Program

FAS
Frame Acquisition and Synchronization

FAX
Facsimile

FBSS
Full Band Spread Spectrum

FC or Fc
FC Forecast Center Station

FCC
Federal Communications Commission (USA)

FCD
Facility Completion Date

FCS
Frame Check(ing) Sequence

FD
Functional Description

FD-PSK
Frequency Differential Phase-Shift Keyed System

FDB
Fahrenheit Dry Bulb

FDC
Flight Dynamics and Commanding

FDFM
Frequency Division/Frequency Modulation

FDM
Frequency Division (or Domain) Multiplex

FDM/CFM
Frequency Division Multiplex/Companded

FDM/FM
Frequency Division Multiplex/Frequency Modulation

FDMA
Frequency Division Multiple Access

FDR
Final Design Review

FDS
Flight Dynamic System

FDSS
Fine Digital Sun Sensor

FDSSA
Fine Digital Sun Sensor Assembly

FDSSE
Fine Digital Sun Sensor Electronics

FE
Fast Ethernet

FEC
Forward Error Correction

FET
Field Effect Transistor

FF
Flip Flop (bistable electronic circuit)

FFC
Feed Forward Compensation

FFP
Firm Fixed Price

FFT
Fast Fourier Transform

FGGE
First GARP Global Experiment

FH
Frequency Hopping

FIFO
First In-First Out

FIL
Filter

FINTEL
Fiji International Telecommunications Limited (Fiji)

FIR
Flight Information Region

FIS
Flight Information Service

FIT
Failure in Time

FITE
Forward Interworking Telephony Event

FITS
Failures in 109 hours

FL
Fuel

FLS
Free Line Signal

FLTR
Filter

FLTSATCOM
US Navy Satellite Communications System (USA)

FLU
Full Line Up

FLV
Fuel Valve

FM
Frequency Modulation

FM/FDMA
Frequency Modulation/Frequency Division Multiple Access

FMA
Ferrite Modular Assembly

FMC
Fallback Master Clock

FMEA
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

FMECA
Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis

FMFB
Frequency Modulation Feedback

FMVT
Frequency Modulation Voice Telegraphy

FMW
Fixed Momentum Wheel

FMWA
Fixed Momentum Wheel Assembly

FOM
Factor of Merit

FORTRAN
Formula Translation

FOS
Follow-On Satellite (Intelsat)

FOT
Optimum Working Frequency

FOV
Field of View

FP
Full Period

FPA
Final Power Amplifier

FPR
Flat Plate Radiometer

FRMR
Frame Rejected

FRR
Fast Reroute

FRS
Forward Ready Signal

FRU
Field Replaceable Unit

FRXD
Fully Automatic Reperforator Transmitter Distributor

FS
Figure Shift

FSB
Frame Synchronizer and Buffer

FSD
Full-Scale Deflection

FSF
Fading Safety Factor

FSK
Frequency Shift Keying

FSS
Fixed Satellite Service

FT
Foot (unit of measure)

FT_
Foot Squared

FT/MIN
Foot per Minute

FT/S
Foot per Second

FTF
Fixed Time Firing

FTP
File Transfer Protocol

FUL
Fuel

FVDA
Fully Variable Demand Access

FWB
Fahrenheit Wet Bulb

FWD
Forward