Glossary

glossaryThis is a glossary of technical terms and abbreviations used accross the LPRA website.

ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AFA
Adaptive Frequency Agility
AM
Amplitude Modulation
AMR
Automatic Meter Reading
ARCEP
Detailed definition of ARCEP
ASIC
Application specific Integrated Circuit
ASK
Amplitude Shift Keying
BIPT
Detailed definition of BIPT
Bluetooth
Detailed definition of Bluetooth. See also: Telemetry
BMWT
Detailed definition of BMWT
Bps
Bits per second
CCR
Detailed definition of CCR
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
CEN
Detailed definition of CEN
CENELEC
Detailed definition of CENELEC
CEPT
Detailed definition of CEPT. See also: ERO, ETSI
CSMA
Collision Sensing Multiple Access
dB
Decibel (logaritmic ratio between two distinct values)
DSI
Detailed Spectrum Investigation
DSP
Digital Signal Processing
DSSS
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
EAN
European Article Numbering Association
EAS
Electronic Article Surveillance
ECC
Electronic Communications Committee (= CEPT)
EIRP
Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power
EMC
Electro-magnetic Compatibility
EMF
Electro-Magnetic Field
EPIRB
Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon
ERO
Detailed definition of ERO, See also: CEPT
ERP
Effective Radiated Power
ETSI
Detailed definition of ETSI, See also: CEPT
FCC
Detailed definition of FCC
FDMA
Frequency Division Multiple Access
FEE
Detailed definition of FEE
FHSS
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
FICORA
Detailed definition of FICORA
FM
Frequency Modulation
GPR
Ground Probing Radar
GPRS
General Packet Radio Service
GPS
Global Positioning System
GSM
Global System Mobile See also: Telemetry
HF
High Frequency (3-30 MHz)
HIPERLAN
High Performance Radio Local Area Network
IC
Integrated Circuit
ICNIRP
Detailed definition of ICNIRP
IEEE
Detailed definition of IEEE
IET
Detailed definition of IET
ISM
Industrial, Scientific & Medical (licence-exempt frequency bands)
ITST
Detailed definition of ITST
ITU
Detailed definition of ITU
LBT
Listen Before Talk
LPD
Low Power Device tends to be used interchangeably with "SRD". See also: SRD
MEA
Detailed definition of MEA
MoU
Memorandum of Understanding
MPT
Ministry of Posts & Telecommunication (UK Specification for Radio)
NACOSS
National Approval Council for Security Systems (UK)
NB
Notified Body
OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer
OFCOM
Detailed definition of OFCOM
OFDM
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
OJEU
Detailed definition of OJEU
OOK
On/Off Keying
PLC
Power Line Communication
PLL
Phase Locked Loop
R&TTE
Detailed definition of R&TTE
RFID
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. An RFID tag is an object that can be attached to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification using radio waves. See also: Telemetry
RLAN
Radio Local Area Network. See also: Telemetry
RSCOM
Radio Spectrum Committee (EC Policy implementation group)
RSPG
Radio Spectrum Policy Group (EC Policy making group)
RTTT
Road Transport & Traffic Telematics
SAR
1) Specific Absorption Rate
2) Synthetic Aperture Radar
SAW
Surface Acoustic Wave
SCADA
Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition
SEAMCAT®
Spectrum Engineering Advanced Monte Carlo (computer) Analysis Tool (software implementation of a Monte Carlo simulation method for statistical modelling of radio interference)
SOHO
Small Office/Home Office (marketing segment)
SRD
Short Range Device.
The term "SRD" is intended to cover the radio transmitters which provide either uni-directional or bi-directional communication and which have low capability of causing interference to other radio equipment. SRDs use either integral, dedicated or external antennas and all modes of modulation can be permitted subject to relevant standards. (From ERC/REC 70-03). See also: LPD
TAPS
TETRA Advanced Packet Service See also: TETRA
TC
Technical Committee
TCAM
Telecommunication Conformity Assessment & Market
TDMA
Time Division Multiple Access
Telemetry
Radio Command and Control includes long and short range telemetry and tele-command systems used extensively by the power and water utilities. Familiar applications include remote monitoring and control of electricity sub-stations, water pumping stations etc. See also: Bluetooth, GSM, RFID, RLAN
TETRA
Trans-European Trunked Radio. See also: TAPS
UCC
Uniform Code Council
UHF
Ultra High Frequency (300 MHz- 3GHz)
ULP
Ultra Low Power
UMTS
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
UWB
Detailed definition of UWB
VHF
Very High Frequency (30-300MHz)
VLF
Very Low Frequency (0-185 kHz)
WGFM
Working Group Frequency Management (of CEPT)
WGRR
Working Group Radio Regulatory (of CEPT)
WGSE
Working Group Spectrum Engineering (of CEPT)
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network