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A
absolute (kelvin degrees), absorption, acoustic, alpha particle, analog, anode, ampere, amplitude, area, atomic, atomic mass, Helmholtz free energy, mass number, nucleon number
a
atto-
Å
angstrom
A-O
acousto-optic
A/D
analog-to-digital
aA
attoampere
AA
analog to analog, anti-aliasing (AA optical filter e.g. low pass filter), approximate absolute temperature, atomic absorption
AAAS
American Association for the Advancement of Science
AART
Analog Adaptive Resonance Theory
AAS
American Astronomical Society
ABG
The ABg model or Harvey-Shack is a method of describing bidirectional scattering from isotropic or polished surfaces.
ABS
absorbance; acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
abs
absolute value
AC
alternating current
ACC
automatic current control
ACORN
software package Atmospheric Correction Now
ACP
acquisition control processor
ACR
active-cavity radiometer
ACS
American Chemical Society
ACTFEL
AC thin film electroluminescent display devices
ACTS
advanced communication technology satellite
ADC
analog-to-digital converter; allyl diglycol carbonate
ADM
adaptive delta modulation; add-drop multiplexer
ADP
ammonium dihydrogen phosphate, adaptive Doppler processing
ADPCM
adaptive differential pulse code modulation; varies the binary step interval for the required bandwidth for a given signal-to-noise ratio.
ADS
angular displacement sensor
ADSL
asymmetric digital subscriber line
ADT
automatic data transmission; anthradithiophene
AEL
accessible emission limit
aeron
aeronautics
AES
Auger electron spectroscopy; atomic emission spectrometry
AF
audio frequency; autofocusing
AFC
automatic frequency control
AFCEA
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
AFM
atomic force microscope
AFOSR
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
AFS
atomic fluorescence spectroscopy
AGC
automatic gain control
AGE
aerospace ground equipment
AGET
Advisory Group on Electron Tubes
AGRIN
axial gradient index
AGV
automated guided vehicle
AH
antihalation
Ah
ampere-hour
AHARS
attitude heading and reference system
AI
artificial intelligence
AIA
Automated Imaging Association
AIAA
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
AICHE
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AID
airborne intelligent display; area imaging device

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