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Smoke Stack Simulator
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2014

Today, inconsistencies between measured CO 2 emissions and emissions calculated from coal consumption are on the order of 10% to 20%. Either a … more

Air Speed Metrology
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2014

NIST’s versatile wind tunnel is used to calibrate customers’ air speed sensors and to conduct research on the design of novel anemometers, the … more

Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

The objective of the Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will improve building … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future “smart grid,” which … more

Wide-area Monitoring and Control of Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

Without ubiquitous, accurate, and reliable real-time sensors, the electric grid will not have the resiliency, reliability, and capacity to manage … more

Smart Grid System Testbed Facility
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

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
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

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
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

The introduction of variable renewables, storage and microgrids into today’s electrical grid requires conversion of electric power from one form … more

Advanced Metering in Smart Distribution Grids
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

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

Cybersecurity for Smart Grid Systems
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

Smart grid cybersecurity must address not only deliberate attacks, such as from disgruntled employees, industrial espionage, and terrorists, but … more

Microsystems for Harsh Environment Testing
Last Updated Date: 01/10/2014

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate a MEMS-based methodology for evaluating time-dependent mechanical properties of materials that undergo … more

Fatty Acids in Human Serum and Plasma Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) have … more

Radioactivity Standard Reference Material Program
Last Updated Date: 12/27/2013

The Standard Reference Materials Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides science, industry, and government … more

Evolution of Image Spatial Resolution
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2013

Measuring the through-plane water content in a hydrogen fuel cell is critical to understanding this complicated heat and mass transport … more

Commissioning Building Systems for Improved Energy Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2013

NIST will advance commercial building system commissioning as a standard quality assurance practice by developing techniques to automate … more

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