Electronics (Mike Jaroch)

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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

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