μm

micrometer

MSC

model system category

mW

milli-watt

MW

megawatt


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NREL

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NRO

National Reconnaissance Office


OTA

Office of Technology Assessment


PMAD

power management and distribution

PS

platform systems

PV

photovoltaic

PVMat

PV Manufacturing Technology


R&D

research and development

R&T

research and technology

RMS

Remote Manipulator System


SAIM

space assembly, inspection, and maintenance

SCMC

structural concepts, materials, and controls

SERT

SSP Exploratory Research and Technology (program)

SIM

systems integration and management

SLA

stretched lens array

SLI

Space Launch Initiative

SMOC

Senior Management Oversight Committee

SPG

solar power generation

SPMAD

space power management and distribution

SPS

solar power satellite

SSP

space solar power


TFD

technology flight demonstration

TMM

thermal materials and management

TRL

technology readiness level

TSX

Tele-robotic Shuttle Experiment


USAF

U.S. Air Force


W

watt

WPT

wireless power transmission


YAG

yttrium aluminum garnet

yr

year



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