Acronyms

  • ACA

    Atacama Compact Array, composed of 16 antennas, also called “Morita” in honor of a Japanese scientist who worked at ALMA

  • ADA

    ALMA Department of Administration

  • ADC

    ALMA Department of Computing

  • ADE

    ALMA Department of Engineering

  • AIVC

    Assembly, Integration, Verification and Commissioning

  • ALMA

    Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

  • AMAC

    ALMA Management Advisory Committee

  • ANASAC

    ALMA North American Scientific Advisory Committee

  • AOS

    Array Operations Site (located at an altitude of 5,000 meters)

  • ARC

    ALMA Regional Center

  • ASAC

    ALMA Scientific Advisory Committee

  • ATF

    ALMA Test Facility in Socorro, New Mexico, USA

  • AUI

    Associated Universities, Inc.

  • DSO

    ALMA Department of Science Operations

  • EASAC

    ALMA East Asian Scientific Advisory Committee

  • EoC

    Extension of Capabilities

  • EPO

    Education and Public Outreach

  • ESAC

    European Scientific Advisory Committee

  • ESO

    European Southern Observatory

  • FEIC

    Front End Integrated Center

  • HST

    Hubble Space Telescope

  • ICT

    Integrated Computing Team

  • IEPOT

    Integrated Education and Public Outreach Team

  • IET

    Integrated Engineering Team

  • IPT

    Integrated Product Team

  • iSOPT

    Integrated Science Operations Team

  • JAO

    Joint ALMA Observatory

  • KASI

    Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute

  • LO

    Local Oscillator

  • MoU

    Memorandum of Understanding

  • NAOJ

    National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

  • NINS

    National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan

  • NRAO

    National Radio Astronomy Observatory of USA

  • NSF

    National Science Foundation of the USA

  • OSF

    Operations Support Facility (located at an altitude of 2,900 meters)

  • SCO

    Santiago Central Offices

  • VLA

    Very Large Array, NRAO radio telescope located in Socorro, USA

  • VLT

    Very Large Telescope, ESO observatory in Cerro Paranal, Chile

  • WVR

    Water Vapor Radiometer