Appendix C
Abbreviations and Acronyms

BAST Board on Army Science and Technology

BQ beam quality

COTS commercial off the shelf

C-RAM counterrocket, -artillery, and -mortar

DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DE directed energy

DOD U.S. Department of Defense

DOE U.S. Department of Energy

FY fiscal year

HEL high-energy laser

HELLADS High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System

kW kilowatt

LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

NGST Northrop Grumman Space Technology

NRC National Research Council

RAM rockets, artillery, and mortars



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Appendix C Abbreviations and Acronyms BAST Board on Army Science and Technology BQ beam quality COTS commercial off the shelf C-RAM counterrocket, -artillery, and -mortar DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DE directed energy DOD U.S. Department of Defense DOE U.S. Department of Energy FY fiscal year HEL high-energy laser HELLADS High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System kW kilowatt LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory NGST Northrop Grumman Space Technology NRC National Research Council RAM rockets, artillery, and mortars 4

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5 APPENDIX C SMDC/ U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces ARSTRAT Strategic Command SSL solid-state laser THEL tactical high-energy laser TRL technology readiness level U.S.C. United States Code