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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. An Assessment of ARPA-E. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24778.
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Appendix E

Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms

ADEPT

Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology

AEP

Advanced Energy Projects Division

ALPHA

Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly

America COMPETES Act

America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act of 2007

AMO

Advanced Manufacturing Office

AMPED

Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices

API

application programming interface

ARID

Advanced Research in Dry Cooling

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ARRA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

BEEST

Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation

BEETIT

Building Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Thermal devices

BES

Basic Energy Sciences

BPT

bipolar junction technology

CEO

chief executive officer

CFDA

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

CHARGES

Cycling Hardware to Analyze and Ready Grid-scale Electricity Storage

DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DELTA

Delivering Efficient Local Thermal Amenities

DNI

direct normal incidence

DoD

U.S. Department of Defense

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DSB

Defense Science Board

EERE

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

ELECTROFUELS

Microorganisms for Liquid Transportation Fuel

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. An Assessment of ARPA-E. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24778.
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ENLITENED

ENergy-efficient Light-wave Integrated Technology Enabling Networks that Enhance Datacenters

EPACT

Energy Policy Act of 2005

FE

Office of Fossil Energy

FOA

Funding Opportunity Announcement

FOCUS

Full-spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight

GAO

U.S. Government Accountability Office

GENI

Green Electricity Network Generation

GENSETS

GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems

GPS

Global Positioning System

GRID DATA

Generating Realistic Information for the Development of Distribution And Transmission Algorithms

GRIDS

Grid-scale Rampable Intermittent Dispatchable Storage

HEATS

High-Energy Advanced Thermal Storage

HSARPA

Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency

HTML

HyperText Markup Language

IBM

International Business Machines

IDEAS

Innovative Development in Energy-related Applied Science

IMPACCT

Innovative Materials and Processes for Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies

IONICS

Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids

IPO

initial public offering

ISAT

Information Science and Technology

KWh

kilowatt hour

LBNL

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

LG

Lucky Goldstar

METALS

Modern Electro/Thermochemical Advances in Light metals Systems

MONITOR

Methane Observation Networks with Innovative Technology to Obtain Reductions

MOSAIC

Micro-scale Optimized Solar-cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration

MOSFET

metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor

MOVE

Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NEXTCAR

NEXT-generation energy technologies for Connected and Automated on-Road vehicles

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. An Assessment of ARPA-E. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24778.
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NICT

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NODES

Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

OE

Office of Electricity

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

PD

program director

PEMD

Program Evaluation and Methodology Division

PETRO

Plants Engineered To Replace Oil

PI

principal investigator

PM

program manager

R&D

research and development

RANGE

Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy storage systems

REACT

Rare Earth Alternatives in Critical Technologies

REBELS

Reliable Electricity Based on Electrochemical Systems

REFUEL

Renewable Energy to Fuels through Utilization of Energy-dense Liquids

REMOTE

Reducing Emissions using Methanotrophic Organisms for Transportation Energy

RFI

request for information

ROOTS

Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration

SBIR/STTR

Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer

SEC

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

SETA

systems engineering and technical assistance

SHIELD

Single-pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Designs

SLIPS

Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces

Solar ADEPT

Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology

SoT

statement of task

STI

SLIPS Technologies, Inc.

SWITCHES

Strategies for Wide-bandgap, Inexpensive Transistors for Controlling High-Efficiency Systems

T2M

technology-to-market

TERRA

Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. An Assessment of ARPA-E. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24778.
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TRANSNET

Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation

TRL

technology readiness level

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USPTO

United States Patent and Trademark Office

VTO

Vehicle Technology Office

WBG

wide-bandgap materials

WOS

Web of Science

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. An Assessment of ARPA-E. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24778.
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In 2005, the National Research Council report Rising Above the Gathering Storm recommended a new way for the federal government to spur technological breakthroughs in the energy sector. It recommended the creation of a new agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, as an adaptation of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) model—widely considered a successful experiment that has funded out-of-the-box, transformative research and engineering that made possible the Internet, GPS, and stealth aircraft. This new agency was envisioned as a means of tackling the nation’s energy challenges in a way that could translate basic research into technological breakthroughs while also addressing economic, environmental, and security issues.

Congress authorized ARPA-E in the 2007 America COMPETES Act and requested an early assessment following 6 years of operation to examine the agency’s progress toward achieving its statutory mission and goals. This report documents the results of that assessment. It includes both an operational assessment of the agency’s funding programs and a technical assessment of its awards, to the extent possible.

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