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Advanced Tutorial on Wireless Communication and Electronic Tracking: Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACP
alternate communications path
AGC
automatic gain control
AM
amplitude modulation
AMS
atmospheric monitoring system
AP
access point
BBTN
broadband transmitter noise
BER
bit error rate
BPS
bits per second
BPSK
binary phase shift key
BW
bandwidth
CBD
common backhaul device
CBS
communications backhaul (or backbone) system
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CO
carbon monoxide
CT
communications and electronic tracking
DC
duty cycle
DOT
Department of Transportation
DSL
digital subscriber line
E
electric field strength – rms (V/m)
E-field
electric field
EED
electro-explosive device
EIRP
effective isotropic radiated power
EM
electromagnetic
EMC
electromagnetic compatibility
EMI
electromagnetic interference
EMR
electromagnetic radiation
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
FDR
frequency-dependent rejection
FM
frequency modulation
FSK
frequency shift keying
GNSS
global navigation satellite system
GPS
Global Positioning System
HERF
hazards of electromagnetic radiation to fuels
HERP
hazards of electromagnetic radiation to personnel
H
magnetic field strength – rms (A/m)
H-field
magnetic field
ID
identification
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
INR
interference-to-noise power ratio
INU
inertial navigation unit
IP
Internet Protocol
IS
Intrinsically safe
IT
undesired signal power threshold
JSC
Joint Spectrum Center
LAN
local area network
LED
light-emitting diode
LOS
line-of-sight
M
interference or EMI margin
MEMS
micro-electromechanical system
MF
medium frequency
MINER
Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response
MOC
mine operations center
MP
mesh point
MPE
maximum permissible exposure
MSHA
Mine Safety and Health Administration
MTBF
mean time between failures
MTTR
mean time to repair
NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NAVSTAR
Navigation Signal Timing and Ranging
NF
noise figure
NIOSH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIA
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTSC
National Television System Committee
OFR
off-frequency rejection
OFSK
orthogonal frequency shift keying
OMSHR
Office of Mining Safety and Health Research
OOB
out-of-band
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OTR
on-tune rejection
Pr
received power
Pt
transmitted power
P2P
point-to-point
PPL
Program policy letters (released by MSHA)
PRF
pulse repetition frequency
PSK
phase shift key
PVC
polyvinyl chloride
PW
pulse width
QPSK
quadrature phase shift key
RADHAZ
radiation hazards
RF
radio frequency
RFID
radio frequency identification
RFRI
roof-fall rating index
rms
root-mean-square
RSD
required separation distance
RSL
received signal level
RSSI
received signal strength indication
Rx
receiver
S
power density (dBm/m2)
S
siemens (unit of electrical conductance)
S/m
siemens per meter
SCSR
self-contained self-rescuer
SNR
signal-to-noise ratio
SOC
state-of-charge
SOH
state-of-health
SSB
single side band
TDOA
time difference of arrival
TOF
time of flight
TTE
through-the-earth
Tx
transmitter or transmitter power
UHF
ultra high frequency
ULF
ultra low frequency
USBM
U.S. Bureau of Mines
UWB
ultrawide band
VHF
very high frequency
VoIP
voice over Internet Protocol
WAP
wireless access point
Wi-Fi
wireless fidelity
WLAN
wireless local area network
XP
explosion-proof



         

                                                      

 
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