CES

Coast Earth Station maritime name for an Inmarsat shore-based station linking ship earth stations with terrestrial communication networks


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PENDULUM ANEMOMETER

A pressure-plate anemometer consisting of a plate which is free to swing about a horizontal axis in its own plane above its center of gravity; the angular deflection of the plate is a function of the wind speed; this instrument is not used for station measurements because of the false reading which results when the frequency of the wind gusts and the natural frequency of the swinging plate coincide.

LISTENING STATION

A radio or radar receiving station that is continuously manned for various purposes, such as for radio direction finding or for gaining information about enemy electronic devices.

IN-LINE ASSEMBLY MACHINE

An assembly machine that inserts components into a wiring board one at a time as the board is moved from station to station by a conveyor or other transport mechanism.

HEIGHT OF INSTRUMENT

In survey leveling, the vertical height of the line of collimation of the instrument over the station above which it is centered, or above a specified datum level.

GROUP REPETITION INTERVAL

The specified time interval of a Loran C chain for all stations of the chain to transmit their pulse groups. For each chain a minimum group repetition interval (GRI) is selected of sufficient duration to provide time for each station to transmit its pulse group and additional time between each pulse group so that signals from two or more stations cannot overlap in time anywhere within the coverage area. The GRI is normally stated in terms of tens of microseconds; i.e., the GRI having a duration of 79,900 microseconds is stated as 7900.

INTERNATIONAL CALL SIGN

An alpha-numeric symbol assigned in accordance with the provisions of the International Telecommunications Union to identify a radio station. The nationality or the radio station is identified by the first three characters; also referred to as call letters or signal letters.

NAVAL STATION

A naval base; a naval air station is a base for naval aircraft.

MAN THE RAILS

To station the crew of a naval vessel along the rails and superstructure of the vessel as a method of saluting or rendering honors.

MUSTER STATION

The location on a vessel a person goes either during an emergency or a drill to prepare for one. i.e. a Muster Drill. If a person is believed missing, all hands would report to their muster station for a head count.

LNB

A large buoy designed to take the place of a lightship where construction of an offshore light station i

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