Appendix C
List of Acronyms/Abbreviations


AETB

Alumina-Enhanced Thermal Barrier

AFRSI

Advanced Flexible Reusable Surface Insulation

Al-Li

Aluminum-Lithium

ARC

Ames Research Center, NASA


CADB

Chemical Automatics Design Bureau (Russian)


DurAFRSI

Durable Advanced Flexible Reusable Surface Insulation


F/W

Thrust-to-weight ratio


LaRC

Langley Research Center

LH2

Liquid Hydrogen

LOX

Liquid Oxygen


MCC

Main Combustion Chamber

MSFC

Marshall Space Flight Center


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASP

National Aerospace Plane

NDE

Non-Destructive Evaluation

Nextel

Aluminoborosilicate Fiber (Registered Trademark, 3M Corp.)


OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OMS

Orbital Maneuvering System

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy


PVS

Primary Vehicle Structure


RCTS

Reusable Cryogenic Tank System

RLV

Reusable Launch Vehicle

RRTT

Revolutionary Reusable Technology Turbopump


SiC

Silicon Carbide

SIRCA

Silicone Impregnated Reusable Ceramic Ablator

SLWT

Super Lightweight Tank

SSME

Space Shuttle Main Engine

SSTO

Single-Stage-to-Orbit


TABI

Tailorable Advanced Blanket Insulation

TPS

Thermal Protection System

TUFI

Toughened Uni-piece Fibrous Insulation



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Reusable Launch Vehicle: Technology Development and Test Program Appendix C List of Acronyms/Abbreviations AETB Alumina-Enhanced Thermal Barrier AFRSI Advanced Flexible Reusable Surface Insulation Al-Li Aluminum-Lithium ARC Ames Research Center, NASA CADB Chemical Automatics Design Bureau (Russian) DurAFRSI Durable Advanced Flexible Reusable Surface Insulation F/W Thrust-to-weight ratio LaRC Langley Research Center LH2 Liquid Hydrogen LOX Liquid Oxygen MCC Main Combustion Chamber MSFC Marshall Space Flight Center NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASP National Aerospace Plane NDE Non-Destructive Evaluation Nextel Aluminoborosilicate Fiber (Registered Trademark, 3M Corp.) OMB Office of Management and Budget OMS Orbital Maneuvering System OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy PVS Primary Vehicle Structure RCTS Reusable Cryogenic Tank System RLV Reusable Launch Vehicle RRTT Revolutionary Reusable Technology Turbopump SiC Silicon Carbide SIRCA Silicone Impregnated Reusable Ceramic Ablator SLWT Super Lightweight Tank SSME Space Shuttle Main Engine SSTO Single-Stage-to-Orbit TABI Tailorable Advanced Blanket Insulation TPS Thermal Protection System TUFI Toughened Uni-piece Fibrous Insulation