Automatic Retransmission Request. A NBDP (telex) technique for detecting and correcting transmitted errors, requiring an automatic transmitted response from the receiving station. Communications are limited to a single transmitting and a single receiving station.
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A popular code for the exchange of information between computers, computer terminals and other data applications.
Aid To Navigation.
Built–in Integrity Test. Used in AIS equipment.
Binary Digit. One of the digits 0 or 1 used in binary notation. It is the basic unit of information in computers, data processing or digital communications.
Built–in Test Equipment. Used in radio and other electronic equipment.
A group of bits taken together and treated as a unit in computers, data processing or digital communications. Typically one byte consists of 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128 bits, depending on the technology.