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Tony Downs

Anthony Downs (Tony) has worked since 2005 on the Urban Search & Rescue Robotics Standards project for DHS. He is part of the main team responsible for creating and iterating on the designs of the Test Methods as they make their way through the ASTM Standards Process. Tony is responsible for the 3D CAD models of the test methods.  Recently, he has taken over most of the running of the Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) tracking system for both the US&R project as well as for Data Collections by the ARL CTA project. Tony also helps with the DARPA ASSIST and DARPA TransTac project evalutaions.


Mechanical Engineer
Intelligent Systems Division
Knowledge Systems Group

Employment History:

Summer Intern for BFRL in 2000-2001

SURF Student for MEL in 2003

Mechanical Engineer with ISD/MEL since 2005


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2004)


Phone: 301-975-3436
Email: anthony.downs@nist.gov
Fax: 301-990-9688