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 +======== Glossary of Terms Common to the Project ========
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 +==== a ====   
 +**AARNet**- Australia's Academic and Research Network \\ 
 +**AGN**- Active Galactic Nuclei \\ 
 +**AIPS**- Astronomical Image Processing System \\ 
 +**ALBUS**- Advanced Long Baseline User Software \\ 
 +**ANGLES**- Astrophysics Network for Galaxy LEnsing Studies \\ 
 +**ANTAB**- File containing aprioiri station calibration information, used in AIPS \\ 
 +**ANTABFS**- “Raw” version of ANTAB \\ 
 +**ASTRON**- Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy \\ 
 +**ATCA**- Australia Telescope Compact Array \\ 
 +**ATNF**- Australia Telescope National Facility \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== b ====  
 +**BBC**- BaseBand Converter \\ 
 +**BL-Lac**- BL Lacertae \\ 
 +**Bwctl**- Bandwith Test Controller \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== c ====  
 +**CALC**- Program to compute the apriori geometric delay-model \\ 
 +**CAS**- Chinese Academy of Sciences \\ 
 +**CASA**- Common Astronomy Software Applications \\ 
 +**C‑band** 5 GHz observing band \\ 
 +**CCC**- Correlator Control Computer \\ 
 +**CeNTIE**- Centre for Networking Technologies for the Information Economy \\ 
 +**CfA**- Center for Astrophysics (Cambridge, MA, USA) \\ 
 +**CJF**- Caltech-Jodrell Flat spectrum Survey \\ 
 +**Cm-* baseline**- Cambridge-to-all-stations baseline \\ 
 +**COSMIC**- Continuous Single-disc Monitoring of Intra-day variability at Ceduna \\ 
 +**CPU**- Central Processor Unit \\ 
 +**CSIRO**- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation \\ 
 +**CSO**- Compact Symmetric Object \\ 
 +\\ 
 +
 +==== d ====
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 +**Da-* baseline**- Darnhall-to-all-stations baseline \\ 
 +**DANTE**- Delivery of Advanced Network Technology for Europe \\ 
 +**DEMON**- Dark Matter and Dark Energy \\ 
 +**DEVOS**- Deep Extragalactic VLBI-Optical Survey \\ 
 +**DFG**- German Science Foundation \\ 
 +**DPU**- Data Playback Unit \\ 
 +**DXRBS**- Deep X-ray Radio Blazar Survey \\ 
 +\\ 
 +
 +==== e ====   
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 +**EADS**- European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company \\ 
 +**EADS LIFE**- EADS Lunar Infrastructure For Exploration \\ 
 +**EC **- European Commission \\ 
 +**EGRET**- Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope \\ 
 +**ERI**- EVN Reliability Indicator \\ 
 +**ESA**- European Space Agency \\ 
 +**eSMA**- Extended SubMillimeter Array \\ 
 +**ESTRELA**- Early-Stage TRaining site for European Long-wavelength Astronomy \\ 
 +**EU**- European Union \\ 
 +**e-VLBI**- electronic VLBI \\ 
 +**EVN**- European VLBI Network \\ 
 +**EXPReS**- Express Production Real-Time e-VLBI Service \\ 
 +\\ 
 +
 +==== f ====   
 +**FABRIC**- Future Arrays of Broadband Radio-telescopes on Internet Computing \\ 
 +**FIRST**- VLA Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-one Cm \\ 
 +**FITS**- Flexible Image Transport Systems \\ 
 +**FP6**- Framework Programme 6 \\ 
 +**FPGA**- Field Programmable Gate Array \\ 
 +**FTP**- File Transfer Protocol \\ 
 +\\ 
 +
 +==== g ==== 
 +**GARR**- Gestione Ampliamento Rete Ricerca (Italian Academic and Research Network) \\ 
 +**GB**- Gigabyte \\ 
 +**Gbps**- Gigabit per second \\ 
 +**GBT**- Green Bank Telescope \\ 
 +**GÉANT**- Pan-European Gigabit Research and Education Network \\ 
 +**GeV**- Giga-electron-Volt \\ 
 +**GMRT**- Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope \\ 
 +**GPS**- Global Positioning System \\ 
 +**GPS**- GHz-Peaked-Spectrum \\ 
 +**GSFC**- Goddard Space Flight Center \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== h ==== 
 +**HDF-N**- Hubble Deep Field - North \\ 
 +**HFF**- Hubble Flanking Field \\ 
 +**HSA**- High Sensitivity Array \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== i ==== 
 +**I/O**- Input/Output \\ 
 +**IAA**- International Academy of Astronautics \\ 
 +**IDV**- intra-day variability \\ 
 +**IERS**- International Earth Rotation Service \\ 
 +**IGN**- Instituto Geografico Nacional (Spain) \\ 
 +**INAF**- Istituto Nazionale di Astropisica (Italy) \\ 
 +**IRA**- Istituto di Radioastronomia (Italy) \\ 
 +**IRAM**- Institut de Radio Astronomie Milimetrique \\ 
 +**ISM**- Interstellar Medium \\ 
 +**ISS**- interstellar scintillation \\ 
 +**IVS**- International VLBI Service \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== j ==== 
 +**Jb1+2**- Jodrell Bank telescopes 1 + 2 \\ 
 +**JBO**- Jodrell Bank Observatory (UK) \\ 
 +**JCCS**- JIVE Correlator Control Software \\ 
 +**JCMT**- James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (Hawaii, USA) \\ 
 +**JIVE**- Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe \\ 
 +**JPL**- Jet Propulsion Laboratory \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== k ==== 
 +**K‑band** ‑ 22 GHz observing band \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== l ==== 
 +**LAN**- Local Area Network \\ 
 +**LBA**- Australian Long Baseline Array \\ 
 +**L‑band** ‑ 1,6 GHz observing band \\ 
 +**LOFAR**- Low Frequency Array \\ 
 +**LTO**- Linear Tape Open (tape backup system) \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== m ==== 
 +**Mk5**- Mark 5 (PC based disk recording system) \\ 
 +**MASIV**- MicroArcsecond Scintillation-Induced Variability \\ 
 +**MB**- Megabyte \\ 
 +**Mbps**- Megabit per second \\ 
 +**MERLIN**- Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network \\ 
 +**MHz**- Mega Herz \\ 
 +**MIM**- minimum ionosphere model \\ 
 +**MPIfR**- Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany) \\ 
 +**MTU**- Maximum Transmission Unit \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== n ==== 
 +**NA**- Networking Activity \\ 
 +**NAOC**- National Astronomical Observatory of China \\ 
 +**NASA**- National Aeronautics and Space Administration \\ 
 +**NICT**- National Institute of Information & Communications Technology (Japan) \\ 
 +**NME**- Network Monitoring Experiment \\ 
 +**NOT**- Nordic Optical Telescope \\ 
 +**NRAO**- National Radio Astronomy Observatory (USA) \\ 
 +**NREN**- National Research and Education Network \\ 
 +**NWO**- Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== o ==== 
 +**OAN**- Observatorio Astronomico Nacional \\ 
 +**OSO**- Onsala Space Observatory (Sweden) \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== p ==== 
 +**PC-EVN**- disk‑based recording format \\ 
 +**PCInt**- Post-Correlator Integrator \\ 
 +**PERT**- Performance Enhancement and Response Team \\ 
 +**PI**- Principal Investigator \\ 
 +**PoP**- Point of Presence \\ 
 +**PPARC**- Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (UK) \\ 
 +**PSNC**- Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== q ==== 
 +\\ 
 +==== r ==== 
 +**RFI**- Radio Frequency Interference \\ 
 +**ROEN**- North-eastern Space Radio Observatory \\ 
 +**ROSAT**- Röntgen Satellite \\ 
 +**ROT (clocks)** Reconstituted Observing Time \\ 
 +**RuG**- University of Groningen \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== s ==== 
 +**SARA**- Dutch National Computer Centre \\ 
 +**SCARIe**- Software Correlator Architecture Research and Implementation for e-VLBI \\ 
 +**SCHED**- VLBI Scheduling Software, developed by NRAO \\ 
 +**SCUBA**- Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array \\ 
 +**SFXC**- Software FX correlator \\ 
 +**SHAO**- Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (China) \\ 
 +**SKA**- Square Kilometer Array \\ 
 +**SKADS**- SKA Design Study \\ 
 +**Smart-1**- Small missions for Advanced Research in Technology \\ 
 +**SPIE**- International Society for Optical Engineering \\ 
 +**SURFNet**- Dutch Research Organisation \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== t ==== 
 +**TB**- Terabyte \\ 
 +**TeV **- Tera-electron-Volt \\ 
 +**TIGO**- Transportable Integrated Geodatic Observatory \\ 
 +**TNA**- Trans National Access \\ 
 +**TRM**- Track Recovery Module \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== u ==== 
 +**UAO**- Urumqi Astronomical Observatory (China) \\ 
 +**ULX**- Ultra-Luminous X-ray Sources \\ 
 +**UTC**- Coordinated Universal Time \\ 
 +**UvA**- University of Amsterdam \\ 
 +**UVW**- Coordinate system for the visibility data as measured by an interferometric arary \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== v ==== 
 +**VC**- Video Channel \\ 
 +**VLA**- Very Large Array \\ 
 +**VLBA**- Very Long Baseline Array \\ 
 +**VLBEER**- EVN schedule server \\ 
 +**VLBI**- Very Long Baseline Interferometry \\ 
 +**VSOP**- VLBI Space Observatory Programme \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== w ==== 
 +**WSRT**- Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (Netherlands) \\ 
 +\\ 
 +==== x ==== 
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 +==== y ==== 
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 +==== z ==== 
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