Satellite Technology Glossary

Satellite Technology Glossary

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There are 138 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
R
Degree Rankine

R&D
Research and Development

R&QA
Reliability and Quality Assurance

RA NODE
Right Ascension of Ascending Node

Ra or RA
Ra Radium (chemical symbol)

RAC
Repeat Automated Command

Rad OR RAD
Radian

RADA
Random Access Discrete Address

RADAR
Radio Receiving and Ranging

RADTR
Radiator

RAF
Rate Adjustment Factor

RAG
Request Handling and Assignment Generation

RAM
Random Access Memory

RAMS
Random Access Measuring System

RARC
Regional Administrative Radio Conference

RAS
Remote Analysis System

RASCOM
Regional African Satellite Communications System

RB
Reference Burst

RBD
Reference Burst Distribution

RBID
Reference Burst Identification

RBOC
Regional Bell Operating Company (USA)

RBU
Receive Baseband Unit

RBV
Remote Beam Vidicom

RBW
Reverse Band Working

RC
Remote Control

RCA
Radio Corporation of America (USA)

RCC
Rescue Coordination Center

RCEC
Repayment of Capital/Excess Compensation Account

RCO
Restoration Control Office

RCP
Receive Channel Processing Function

RCS
Reaction Control (Sub)System

RCT
Reaction Control Thruster

RCTL
Resistor-Capacitor-Transistor Logic

RCTP
Retransmitted Condensed Burst Time Plan

RCV
Receive

RDARA
Regional and Domestic Air Route Area

RDB
Rate Distortion Bound

RDF
Repeater Distribution Frame

RDG
Receive Data Gate

RDM
Read-only Memory

RDSS
Radio Determination Satellite Service

RDU
Remote Decoder/Distribution Unit

RDUR
RCS Duration

RE
Earth Radii

REA
Reaction Engine Assembly

RECON
Battery Reconditioning

RED
Redundant

REJ
Receiving Reject

REL
Relative

RELP
Residual Excited Linear Processor

RELRATE
Relative Rate

REOR
Reorientation

REP
Repetition

RESTEC
Remote Sensing Technology Center (Japan)

RET
Reliable Earth Terminal

RF
Radio Frequency

RFC
Request For Change

RFI
Radio Frequency Interference

RFP
Request For Proposal

RFQ
Request For Quotation

RFS
Ready For Service

RG
Guard Release

RGB
Red-Green-Blue

RGM
Release Guard Message

RHCP
Right Hand Circular Polarization

RI
Repeat Indication

RIF
Receive IF

RIM
Receiver Intermodulation

RIP
Ring Interface Processor

RIS
Retransmission Identity/Indication Signal

RJE
Remote Job Entry

RL
Return Loss

RLO
Restoration Liaison Officer

RLSF
Release Failure

RLY
Relay

RMA
Random Multiple Access

RMAC
Remote Monitoring and Control

RMBAFN
Reconfigurable Multibeam Antenna Feed Network

RMC
Regional Meteorological Center (WMO)

RMI
Route Monitoring Information

RMS OR rms
RMS Remote Manipulator System

RMTE
Remote

RN
Radio Networking System

RNG
Ranging

RNI
Ready for Network Integration

RO
Receive Only

ROI
Return on Investment

ROM
Read Only Memory

ROP
Reference Terminal Operational Parameters

ROSAT
Roentgen Satellite (Germany)

ROTV
Receive-Only television

RPLY
Reply

rpm OR RPM
Revolutions Per Minute

RPOA
Recognized Private Operating Agency

RPOE
Recognized Private Operating Entity

RPS OR rps
RPS Relative Performance Score

RPU
Ranging Processing Unit

RQ
Repetition of Information

RR
Radio Regulations

RR/u
Revenue Requirements per Unit

RRE
Receiving Reference Equivalent

RRL
Radio Research Laboratories (Japan)

RRM
Relative Rate Mode

RRS
Retransmission Request Signal

RRT
Relative Rate Fault Detection and Recovery

RS
Reed Solomon (block) encoder/decoder Record Separator

RSA
Revenue and Signatory Accounting

RSAN
Remote Spectrum Analyzer Network

RSD
Radial Spin Down

RSE
Register Signaling Equipment

RSO
Redundancy Switchover

RSP
Receive Shift Pulse

RSR
Revenue System Redevelopment

rss OR RSS
Root Sum Squares

RSSD
Reference Station Status Display

RST
Reference State Table

RSTN
Regional Seismic Test Network

RSU
Radial Spin Up

RT
Radiotelephone

RTCTP
Reference Terminal Condensed Burst Time Plan

RTE
Real Time Executive

RTE-A
HP 1000 Operating System

RTE/TSM
TDMA Reference and Monitor Station Equipment

RTEP
Reference Terminal Equipment Processor

RTF
Radiotelephony

RTG
Radio-isotope Thermoelectric Generator

RTH
Regional Telecommunication Hub

RTI
Real Time Interrupt

RTL
Resistor-Transistor Logic

RTM
Redundant Telemetry Modules

RTNR
Ring Tone No Reply

RTP
Real Time Peripheral

RTT
Ratioteletype

RTU
Remote Telemetry Unit

RUD
Receive Channel Status Update and Overload Canal Decoding Process

RURAX
Rural Automatic Exchange

RX OR Rx
Receive/Receiver

Rz OR RZ
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