## Electronics (Mike Jaroch)

Note: You may download the entries for this glossary here. If you wish to use this in your own Moodle course, first make a blank glossary and then follow the instructions for importing glossary entries here.

Browse the glossary using this index

Special | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | ALL

Page: (Previous)   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  ...  158  (Next)
ALL

### A

#### ACTIVE SATELLITE

A satellite that amplifies the received signal and retransmits it back to earth [17].
 Keyword(s): ACTIVE SATELLITE

#### ACTUATOR

The part of a switch that is acted upon to cause the switch to change contact connections; for example, toggle, pushbutton, and rocker [3].

 Keyword(s): ACTUATOR

#### AFDS

An abbreviation for the amphibious flagship data system [17].
 Keyword(s): AFDS

#### AIR-CONTROL PANEL

Panel that monitors the dry-air input at each user equipment [18].
 Keyword(s): AIR-CONTROL PANEL

#### AIR-CORE TRANSFORMER

A transformer composed of two or more coils that are wound around a
nonmetallic core [2].

 Keyword(s): AIR-CORE TRANSFORMER

#### ALLOYED JUNCTION

A junction formed by recrystallization of a molten region of P-type material on
an N-type substrate, or vice versa [7].

 Keyword(s): ALLOYED JUNCTION

#### ALPHA

The emitter-to-collector current gain in a common-base circuit [7].
 Keyword(s): ALPHA

#### ALTERNATING CURRENT

An electrical current that constantly changes amplitude and changes
polarity at regular intervals [2].

 Keyword(s): ALTERNATING CURRENT

#### ALTITUDE

The vertical distance of an aircraft or object above a given reference, such as ground or sea level [18].

 Keyword(s): ALTITUDE

#### ALUMINUM CREEP

(1) The movement of aluminum wire from a point where pressure is applied. (2)
The "retreat" of heated aluminum wire as it cools [4].

 Keyword(s): ALUMINUM CREEP

Page: (Previous)   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  ...  158  (Next)
ALL