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Electronics & Telecommunications Portal - Overview

In the realm of electrons and light, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides the standards, develops the instruments, and performs the calibrations necessary to keep both the smallest electronic components and the largest power grids running smoothly and safely.

Programs and Projects
Electromagnetic Compatibility of Smart Grid Devices and Systems

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) ensures that all electrical and electronic devices function reliably in their intended environments.  This … more

Smart Grid Interoperability Testbed Facility

NIST is charged by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) with facilitation of interoperability standards to enable successful … more

Smart Grid Communication Networks

While there is a clear need for communication networks supporting reliable information transfer between the various entities in the electric grid, … more

Power Conditioning Systems for Renewables, Storage, and Microgrids

This project develops the measurement science necessary to support the widespread use of advanced power electronics to provided new … more

Advanced Metering in Smart Distribution Grids

Electricity meters today face unprecedented challenges, from distorted waveforms on the grid, bidirectional metering for renewables, and the use … more

Smart Grid Program

To develop and demonstrate advances in measurement science to enable integration of interoperable and secure real-time sensing, control, … more

Instruments
Molecular Beam Epitaxy Facility

The Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division utilizes a fully automated, dual-chamber molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system for the growth of … more

Scanning Auger Microprobe

A JEOL model 7830F field emission source, scanning Auger microscope. more

Software
Seamless and Secure Mobility - Tools

A simulation platform based on NS-2 as been developed in order to leverage publicly available modules for several wireless and wired technologies. more

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