AEROSPACE ACRONYM & Abbreviation Guide

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December 2010

Avionics Magazine proudly presents the fifth edition of our biennial Aerospace Acronym & Abbreviation Guide. Updated with the latest terms from the magazine’s pages, this comprehensive guide has grown to more than 3,000 civil and military acronyms.

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  • B-NAV basic area navigation

  • BAMS Broad Area Maritime Surveillance

  • BBML broadband multi-link

  • BCD binary code decimal

  • BCT Brigade Combat Team (U.S. Army)

  • BCTM Brigade Combat Team Modernization (U.S. Army)

  • BDA battle damage assessment

  • BDA bomb damage assessment

  • BDMIS business data management and invoicing system

  • BDRVT Bi-Diretional Remote Video Terminal

  • BDS comm-B designation subfield

  • BEA Bureau d’Enquetes Accidents (French equivalent of NTSB)

  • BEBS best-equipped/best-served

  • BEP back-end processor

  • BEPMS BEP management system

  • BER bit error rate

  • BFE buyer furnished equipment

  • BFO beat frequency oscillator

  • BFS broadband fiber source

  • BFT Blue Force Tracking

  • BGARS basic general aviation research simulator

  • BGI bus grant inhibit

  • BGP border gateway protocol

  • BI burn-in

  • Bi-SC Bi-Strategic Command

  • BiG bilingual ground station (ACARS and VDL Mode 2)

  • BIH Bureau l’International de l’Heure

  • BIS boundary intermediate system

  • BISMS BIS management system

  • BIST built-in self-test

  • BiSync binary synchronous control

  • BIT built-in test

  • Bit binary digit

  • BITE built-in test equipment

  • BIU bus interface unit

  • BLK block/black

  • BLI budget line item

  • BLOS beyond line of sight

  • BMV brake metering valve

  • BNR binary

  • BNR binary numerical representation

  • BNS boundary notification system (squitters)

  • BOC binary offset carrier

  • BOC bottom of climb

  • BOP/COP bit-oriented protocol/character-oriented protocol

  • BP bite processor

  • BPCU bus power control unit

  • BPL broadband over powerlines

  • BPS bits per second

  • BPSK binary phase shift keying

  • BR basic regulation

  • BR bridge

  • BRG bearing

  • BRI basic rate interface

  • BRNAV basic area navigation

  • BRT brightness

  • BSG baseband signal generator

  • BSN backbone sub-network

  • BSC binary synchronous communication

  • BSCU brake system control unit

  • BSP board support package

  • BSU beam steering unit

  • BSU bypass switch unit

  • BTB bus tie breaker

  • BTMU brake temperature monitor unit

  • BU backup

  • BUEC BU emergency communications

  • BUFR binary universal form for commu­nication representation

  • BW bandwidth

  • BWAN BU wide area network

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