LAN

local area network

LNG

liquid natural gas (carried by special ships)

LOTS

logistics over the shore


MANTECH

Manufacturing Technology program

MARAD

Maritime Administration

MARITECH

Maritime Systems Technology program (ARPA program)

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MSNAP

Merchant Ship Naval Augmentation Program


NA&ME

naval architecture, marine engineering, and ocean engineering

NAVSEA

Naval Sea Systems Command

NC

numerically controlled

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NMEI

National Maritime Enhancement Institute

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPV

net present value

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSRP

National Shipbuilding Research Program


OBO

oil, bulk, or ore carriers

ODS

Operating Differential Subsidy (federal ship operation assistance program)

OECD

Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development

ONR

Office of Naval Research


R&D

research and development

RO/RO

roll-on/roll-off unitized cargo ship


SBD

system-based design

SNAME

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

SSC

Ship Structure Committee

SSTDP

Sealift Ship Technology Development Program

SWATH

small waterplane area twin hull


TAG

Technical Advisory Group

TRP

Technology Reinvestment Project (ARPA)


UNO

University of New Orleans


VLCC

very large crude carrier


WAN

wide area network



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