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3D Three dimensional
AB Air Base
ADEXP ATS Data Exchange Presentation – ADEXP designed by EUROCONTROL is a standard for exchanging information related to flight planning, air traffic flow management, ATC coordination, airspace management, civil / military coordination.
ADKAR Abgesetzte Darstellung von KARLDAP Radar Daten
ADMAR Abgesetzte Darstellung von MADAP Radar Daten – ADMAR is the predecessor of CIMACT.
AMC Airspace Management Cell
AMCOT Airspace Management and Coordination Tool – AMCOT is a system providing air traffic controllers with information on the status of the airspace based on real-time airspace booking data.
ART Automated Regression Test
ARTAS ATM Surveillance Tracker and Server – ARTAS is a system designed to establish an accurate Air Situation Picture of all traffic over a well-defined geographical area, and to distribute the relevant surveillance information to a community of user systems.
ART-DACO ARTAS Dataflow Controller – ART-DACO is a system allowing ARTAS to interface via a dataflow controller with other ATM systems.
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange – ASCII is a character encoding data set.
ASN.1 Abstract Syntax Notation One – ASN.1 is a formal notation used for describing data transmitted by communications protocols, regardless of language implementation and physical representation of these data, whatever the application, whether complex or very simple.
ASR Airport Surveillance Radar
ASTERIX All-Purpose Structured EUROCONTROL Radar Information Exchange – ASTERIX designed by EUROCONTROL is a standard for exchanging ATC information.
ATC Air Traffic Control
ATFM Air Traffic Flow Management
ATM Air Traffic Management
ATS Air Traffic Services
ATSD Airborne Tactical Situation Display
BEL Country Code in ISO 3166 for Belgium
BV Besloten Vennootschap – BV is the Dutch equivalent for private company limited by shares (Ltd).
CAI Cooperative Aerospace Initiative
CAT001 ASTERIX category 001 report – monoradar data
CAT030 ASTERIX category 030 report – track data
CAT150 ASTERIX category 150 report – flight data
CBRNE Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosives
CDC Centre de Détection et de Contrôle
CEE Central and Eastern Europe
CIMACT Civil / Military ATM / Air Defence Coordination Tool – CIMACT is a system providing an air situation picture with radar and flight plan data extracted from civil ATC systems to improve coordination between military and civil units.
COTS Commercial Off-The-Shelf – software or hardware commercial available for sale, lease or license
CRC Control and Reporting Centre
CWP Controller Working Position
CZE Country Code in ISO 3166 for the Czech Republic
DEU Country Code in ISO 3166 for Germany
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung
DLR Deutsches Zemtrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
DTED Digital Terrain Elevation Data – DTED is a GIS data format to represent geographic features.
DVD Digital Video Disc
ERRIDS European Regional Renegade Information Dissemination System – ERRIDS is system providing the national decision makers with reliable and real-time information about ATM Security incidents (like 9-11).
ESP Country Code in ISO 3166 for Spain
ESSAR EUROCONTROL Safety Regulatory Requirement
Ethernet Ethernet the most widely-installed LAN technology specified in a standard, IEEE 802.3.
EU European Unity
EUROCONTROL European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
FACT French ATM Coordination Tool – FACT is identical to GAFACT and is a previous French name for CIMACT.
FDE Flight Data Exchange – FDE is a EUROCONTROL data transport protocol.
FDPS Flight Data Processing Server – NFDPS is the predecessor of NFDPS.
FHA Functional Hazard Assessment
FL Flight Level
Flight Plan Flight Plan is a detailed statement of the schedule and expected route of an aircraft.
FLIZ Flugbetriebs- und Informationszentrale – FLIZ is a division of the German Air Force based in Cologne handling enquiries and complaints from civilians concerning military air movements.
FPPR Flight Path Profile Recorder – FPPR is an airborne device to record positional data.
FRA Country Code in ISO 3166 for France
GAFACT German Air Force Coordination Tool – GAFACT is identical to FACT and is a previous German name for CIMACT.
GAFPlan German Air Force Plan Server – GAFPlan is a system dispatching flight plan information from several ATC centres to military units.
GAME2 GEADGE ADKAR Message Exchange – GAME2 is the predecessor of GAFPlan
GBR Country Code in ISO 3166 for the United Kingdom
GEADGE German Air Defence Ground Environment
Geocaching Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a GPS receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world.
GIS Geographic Information System
GmbH Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung – GmbH is the German equivalent for private company limited by shares (Ltd).
GPS Global Positioning System
GRC Country Code in ISO 3166 for Greece
GUI Graphical User Interface
HCI Human Computer Interface
HMI Human Machine Interface
HOOD Hierarchic Object Oriented Design – HOOD is a detailed software design method.
HQ Head Quarter(s)
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization – ICAO is an agency of the United Nations codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.
iCIMACT instant CIMACT – iCIMACT is a deployment method including a bootable DVD for CIMACT.
ILA Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung
IP Internet Protocol – IP is a network protocol in the OSI network model
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISR Country Code in ISO 3166 for Israel
IT Information Technology
ITA Country Code in ISO 3166 for Italy
Java ME Java platform Micro Edition – Java ME provides an environment for applications running on mobile and other embedded devices.
JERE Joint Emergency Response Exercise
KARLDAP Karlsruhe Automatic Data Processing and Display System
LAN Local Area Network – LAN is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link.
Ltd Limited – Ltd is a private company limited by shares
LwAmt Luftwaffenamt
MADAP Maastricht Automatic Data Processing and Display System
MAS-TS Maastricht Track Server
METAR Meteorological Aerodrome Report
MFS MADAP Fallback Server – MFS is a system providing fallback ATC services in case the Operator Input and Display System (ODS) for air traffic controllers and supervisors at EUROCONTROL Maastricht UAC becomes inoperable.
MIL-STD-498 Military Standard 498 – MIL-STD-498 is a software development and documentation standard developed by the department of defence of the United States of America.
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NC3A NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency
NFDPS New Flight Data Processing Server – NFDPS is a system providing ATM systems with flight data in ASN.1 format
NLD Country Code in ISO 3166 for the Netherlands
NRC NATO / Russian Council
ODS Operator Input and Display System – ODS is a system providing ATC services to air traffic controllers and supervisors at EUROCONTROL Maastricht UAC.
OMT Object Modelling Technique – OMT is a modelling language for software design.
OpenVMS Open Virtual memory system – OpenVMS is a operating system.
OPS room Operations room
OSI Open Systems Interconnection – OSI is a standard description or reference model for how messages should be transmitted between any two points in a telecommunication network.
P1 German lower area control centre – P1 is an ATC centre dealing with flights in lower air.
PATIN Protection of Air Transportation and Infrastructure
PC Personal Computer
PDA Personal Digital Assistant
Plot Plot is a position of a detected flying aircraft by radar.
PSSA Preliminary Software Safety Assessment
QFE Altimeter setting in aviation: air pressure at airfield elevation
QNH Altimeter setting in aviation: air pressure at sea level
Radar Radar is the acronym for “radio detection and ranging”.
RADNET Radar Data Distribution Network – RADNET is a multi-national ATC network for exchanging radar data, which is a layer on top of RAPNET.
RAPNET Regional ATS Package Switched Network – RAPNET is a X.25 package switched network.
RFC Radar Fallback Complex – RFC is a radar fallback system
RFS Radar Fallback System – RFS is a subsystem of ODS.
RMCDE Radar Message Conversion and Distribution Equipment – RMCDE is a radar data front-end processor
RS232 RS232 is a serial communications standard.
SAM Safety Assessment Methodology
SHAPE SHAPE is a GIS data format to represent geographic features.
SIL Safety Integrity Level
SIMONE Surveillance Input Monitoring Equipment – SIMONE is a system monitoring and evaluating the status of radar systems.
Skyguard Skyguard is a laser based air defence system.
STD Software Test Document
SWAL Software Assurance Level
SWE Country Code in ISO 3166 for Sweden
Tcl Tool Command Language – Tcl is a scripting language.
Tcl/Tk Combination of Tcl and a graphical user interface toolkit.
TCP Transmission Control Protocol – TCP is a data transport protocol in the OSI network model.
TestFrame TestFrameTM is a methodology to support the test process from preparation to execution.
Track Track is an estimated position and velocity of a detected flying aircraft based on plots.
TSC Technical Surveillance Complex – TSC is a management system for MADAP
UAC Upper Area Control Centre – UAC is an ATC centre dealing with flights in upper air.
UDP User Datagram Protocol – UDP is data transport protocol in the OSI network model.
UML Unified Modelling Language – UML is a modelling language for software design.
UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
US United States
VOF Vennootschap Onder Firma – VOF is the dutch equivalent of a partnership with joined owners.
VPF Vector Product Format – VPF is a GIS data format to represent geographic features.
WPD Weather Data Processor – WPD is a system providing METAR data
X.25 X.25 is a package switched network protocol
XMog Transmogrifier – XMog is a communication gateway and a data replication system.
ZDmF Zentrale Datenbank für den militärische Flugbetrieb – ZDmF is a system providing an actual or recorded air situation picture to support the investigation of incidents and complaints about military air traffic.