CAD
Computer-aided design

CBW
Chemical and biological warfare

CCD
Charge-coupled device

CD
Compact disk

CEC
Cooperative engagement capability

CEP
Circular error of probability

CFAR
Constant false alarm

CFC
Chlorofluorocarbon

CFD
Computational fluid dynamics

CHRIMP
Consolidated Hazardous Material Re-utilization and Inventory Management Program

CIC
Combat information center

CID
Combat identification

CINC
Commander in Chief

CINCPAC
Commander in Chief, Pacific

CISC
Complex instruction set computing (computer)

CMOS
Complementary metal oxide semiconductor

CMR
Colossal magnetoresistance

CNO
Chief of Naval Operations

CO2
Carbon dioxide

COAMPS
Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System

COADS
Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics Systems

COEA
Cost and operational-effectiveness analysis

CONUS
Continental United States

CORBA
Common object request broker architecture

COTS
Commercial off-the-shelf

CPS
Collective Protection system

CPU
Central processing unit

CVD
Chemical vapor deposition

CVX
Next-generation aircraft carrier

CW
Continuous wave

D/A
Digital-to-analog

DAC
Digital-to-analog conversion

DBDB
Digital bathymetric database

dc
Direct current

DC
Digital circuit

DDS
Direct digital synthesis

DARPA
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DEW
Directed-energy weapon

DFB
Distributed feedback

DMP
Dynamic mission planning

DOD
Department of Defense

DOE
Department of Energy




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