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OA
Office of Assurance (SLAC)
OAL
Office of Administrative Law. (California)
OAS
Office of Assessment and Support.
OASIS
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.
OBE
One Boson Exchange
OBER
See DOE OBER.
OBLX
OBELIX detector at LEAR
OBS
Organization Breakdown Structure.
OC
Original Cataloging.
OCCG
Operations Computing Coordinating Group.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
See OSHA.
OCFO
Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
OCIO
Office of the Chief Information Officer. (SLAC)
OCL
Obligation Control Level.
OCRWM
Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.
OCS
Office of Confinement Systems.
OD
Operations Directorate (SLAC).
Odd Sector Key
A PPS key used to open the door of odd-numbered Sectors of the LINAC (except Sector 19).
ODE
Ordinary Differential Equations
ODH
Oxygen Deficiency Hazards.
ODM
Oxygen Deficiency Monitor.
Odor Threshold
The lowest concentration at which a substance is able to be smelled by a person with normal olfactory capability.
OE
OErsted.
OECD
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
OECM
Office of Engineering and Construction Management (DOE).
OER
Office of Energy Research.
OES
Governor's Office of Emergency Services. (California)
OFE
Office of Fusion Energy.
OFE
Oxygen Free Electrolytic (copper).
OFES
Office of Fusion Energy Sciences.
Off-Site Facility
A hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal area that is located at a place away from the generating site.
Offs
The x and y offsets for the center of a magnet in millimeters.
OFI
Opportunity For Improvement.
OGC
Office of General Counsel. (SLAC)
OGE
One Gluon Exchange Model.
OGIP
|GSFC's Office for General Investigator Programs provides leadership for GLAST mission operations and data analysis activities. It also administers the GLAST guest observer program. In addition, the OGIP is responsible for the H| |igh Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Center (HEASARC), Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA), and dedicated science support facilities for individual missions.|
  Glast Category: astronomy, organization
  URL: http://astrophysics.gsfc.nasa.gov/ogip/
OGLE
Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment.
OGSA
Open Grid Service Architecture, from the Global Grid Forum.
OHEP
Office of High-Energy Physics. (DOE)
OHMTADS
Oil and Hazardous Materials Technical Assistance Data System. A computerized data retrieval system developed by the EPA.
OHP
Operational Health Physics. The group charged with the task of monitoring radiation, TLDs, and preventing radiation accidents.
OIO
Office of Independent Oversight.
OIPRP
Office of Intellectual Property and Research Partnerships.
OJT
On-the-Job Training.
OLA
Operational Level Agreement.
OLC
Online Learning Center. (DOE)
OLYA
Detector at VEPP-2M and VEPP-4, Novosibirsk.
OM
Open Membranes
OMB
Office of Management and Budget.
OMC
Occupational Medicine Clinic.
OMEG
CERN OMEGA spectrometer.
Omega Space
In probability theory, the entire field of all possibilities in a given experiment is represented by the Greek symbol Omega, and is called `Omega Space.' If you are rolling a pair of dice, for example, the 11 whole numbers from two through twelve are the Omega Space.
OMVPE
OrganoMetallic Vapor Phase Epitaxy.
On-Scene Coordinator
See OSC.
ONC
Open Network Computing Group (Sun).
One-Shot
To one-shot...Refers to an SLC operator manually activating a feedback loop to make one attempt to automatically adjust to within its preset tolerances. This corrects for devices that slowly drift from their ideal settings, without risking the possible malfunctions that might arise if the computer made continuous or frequent adjustments without the operator's monitoring of the results.
One-Shot
An IC used to generate a single output pulse in response to a trigger, as in `one-shot multivibrator.'
ONR
Office of Naval Research (U.S. Dept. of the Navy, Washington DC).
ONS
Okamoto-Nolen-Schiffer.
OO
Object-Oriented.
OOA
Object-Oriented Analysis.
OOC
Ordering Operator Calculus.
OOP
Object Oriented Programming.
OOPS
Out Of Plane Spectrometer.(MIT-Bates)
OOPSLA
Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications.
OOUI
Object Oriented User Interface. OOUIs are object-oriented Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs). In an OOUI, an object may be a document that knows how to open, print, and shred itself, to be distinguished from a non-object word processor that knows how to open a document. The OS/2 Workplace '91 shell, with its templates for classes of interface objects and containers for windows holding other windows, is an OOUI.
OPA
Office of Project Assessment (SLAC).Office of Planning Assessment (NSF).
OPAC
Online Public Access Catalog. The electronic descendant of the library "card catalog," an OPAC contains bibliographic records and is interactively searchable. Access to an OPAC may be limited to members of its generating institution's community, or may be open to a broader set of network users.
OPAL
OPAL detcctor at LEP.
OPC
Other Project Costs.
OPE
One Pion Exchange
OPEN LOOK
A GUI based on X Windows and developed by AT&T. Alternative to Motif.
Open Software Foundation
See OSF.
Open Systems Interconnection
See OSI.
OpenEI.org
Open Energy Information. (DOE)
OpenGATE
A collaboration to improve, validate, document and test GATE softw are.
OPEP
One Pion Exchange Potential
OPERA
Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus.
Operational Health Physics
See OHP.
Operations Schedule
Long-term schedule of experiments on the accelerator. It is available from The Technical Director's office in the Technical Division. Previously called Experiment Schedule. Also called the Running Schedule, or, the Schedule.
Operator
A member of the SLAC Accelerator Operations Department who operates the accelerator and beam transport systems in order to deliver a beam to a team of experimenters. This function involves tuning to specifications, failure analysis, and PPS procedures.
OPIM
Other Potentially Infectious Materials.
OPM
Office of Personnel Management.
OPOC
Organizational Point Of Contact.
OPR
OPErating.
OPS
OPerationS. See Operator.
OR
Oak Ridge. See also ORNL.
Oracle
A relational database management system which runs on most mainframe computers and networked microcomputers. Oracle users can use databases on other platforms as if on their own. SLAC has several site licenses for Oracle.
Orbit
The path of a beam along a transport line. Originated from storage ring terminology.
ORCID
Open Researcher and Contributor ID.
Organic Chemicals
A large group of chemicals in which carbon atoms are key constituents. Other key elements may include sulfur, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen.
ORION
A facility for advanced accelerator research based on the Next Linear Collider Test Accelerator (NLCTA) that is being built at SLAC.
ORM
Other Regulated Material (from 49 CFR).
ORNL
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (TN)
ORO
Oak Ridge Operations Office (DOE).
ORPS
Occurrence Reporting and Processing System. (DOE)
OSA
Optical Society of America.
OSC
On-Scene Coordinator. The predesignated EPA, Coast Guard, or Department of Defense official who coordinates and directs Superfund removal actions or Clean Water Act oil- or hazardous- spill corrective actions.
OSC
Operating Safety Committee (SLAC)
OSF
An acronym for Open Software Foundation, a consortium consisting of DEC, IBM, HP/Apollo, and other major vendors of Unix hardware. The group was formed in response to the formation of the Unix International compact. Now part of The Open Group.
OSF
Operations Support Facility (ALMA telescope - Chile).
OSFT
Open String Field Theory.
OSG
Open Science Grid.
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The U.S. Government agency in charge of safety in the workplace. The California State equivalent is CAL/OSHA.
OSI
Open Systems Interconnection. The international standard program to facilitate data communication among computers from different manufacturers. The standard defines seven layers of protocols (Physical layer, Link layer, Network layer, Transport layer, Session layer, Presentation layer and Application layer). Most of the functionality in the OSI model exists in all communication systems, although two or three OSI layers may be incorporated into one.
OSP
Operational Safety Procedure (or Policy).
OSP
Office of Special Projects.
OSPK
Optical SParK chamber.
OSR
Operational Safety Requirement.
OSR
Office of Sponsored Research. (Stanford)
OSR
Open Science Repository.
OST
Office of Science and Technology (1962-1973, functions transferred to NSF).
OSTP
Office of Science and Technology Policy.
OSU
Off-Site Use.
OSWER
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. A subdivision of EPA.
OTA
Office of Technology Assessment. (Federal)
OTIC
Orient Tantalum Industry Corporation. (Ningxia, China)
OTL
Office of Technology Licensing. (Stanford)
OTQM
Odd Truncated Quadrupole-Phonon Model
OTR
Optical Transition Radiation.
OU
Organizational Unit. (SLAC)
OZI
Okubo-Zweig-Iizuka

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