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Abbreviations and Acronyms

This appendix contains a list of the abbreviations and acronyms used in Swift Technical Handbook.

AGN Active Galactic Nucleus
ASIC Application Specific Integrated Circuit
BAT Burst Alert Telescope
BATSE Burst and Transient Source Experiment
CALDB Calibration Database
CCD Charge-Couple Device
CZT Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride
Dec Declination
ESA European Space Agency
FITS Flexible Image Transport System
FoM Figure of Merit
FoV Field of View
FWHM Full-Width at Half-Maximum
GCN Gamma-Ray Burst Coordinates Network
GI Guest Investigator
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
GRB Gamma-Ray Burst
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center
HEASARC High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
HPD Half-Power Diameter
HTML Hypertext Mark-Up Language
ICU Instrument Control Unit
INTEGRAL International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory
IRAF Image Reduction and Analysis Facility
ISAC Italian Swift Archive Center
JET Joint European Telescope
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
MOC Mission Operations Center
MSSL Mullard Space Science Laboratory
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
OGIP Office of Guest Investigator Programs
OM Optical Monitor
PIMMS Portable, Interactive Multi-Mission Simulator
PSF Point-Spread Function
PSU Pennsylvania State University
QE Quantum Efficiency
RA Right Ascension
RXTE Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer
SAA South Atlantic Anomaly
SN Supernova
SSC Swift Science Center
ToO Target of Opportunity
TDRS Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
TDRSS Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System
UKSSDC United Kingdom Swift Science Data Center
USNO United States Naval Observatory
UTC Coordinated Universal Time
UV Ultraviolet
UVOT Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope
WCS World Coordinate System
XMM X-Ray Multi-Mirror Mission
XRT X-Ray Telescope
ZP Zero Point


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Eleonora Troja 2013-09-03