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Smart Grid Program
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

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

Wide-area Monitoring and Control of Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

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

Power Conditioning Systems for Renewables, Storage, and Microgrids
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

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

Smart Grid Communication Networks
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

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

Advanced Metering in Smart Distribution Grids
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

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

Smart Grid System Testbed Facility
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

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

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 05/18/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

ANSI N42.42 Standard
Last Updated Date: 05/14/2015

The purpose of the N42 data format is to facilitate manufacturer-independent transfer of information from radiation measurement instruments for … more

Absolute Ag108 Characterization Based on Gamma-Gamma Coincident Detection by Two Nai (TI) Detectors
Last Updated Date: 04/02/2015

A two-dimensional analysis of three coincident gamma-rays in 108 Ag m decay, detected by two NaI(Tl) scintillation detectors, allows a direct … more

Applications of Diagnostic X-ray Spectrometers
Last Updated Date: 04/02/2015

The Dosimetry Group designs, fabricates, and calibrates bent-crystal optics and diagnostic spectrometers for customers around the world. more

ERCC
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2015

Therapies for diseases like cancer are based on information found in a patient's DNA, and their effectiveness relies on the ability to complete an … more

Real Fuels
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

This programs is aimed at determining the fundamental chemical and physical properties of the large organic compounds in fuels related to their … more

Measurement Quality in Hydrogen Storage R&D
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

No existing hydrogen storage material satisfies the Department of Energy (DoE) goal of achieving a commercial hydrogen storage system for … more

Fossil Fuel Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

To support regulatory and industry requirements for reference materials and standards, NIST produces and maintains a large inventory of fossil fuel … more

Reference Materials and Standards for Fossil Fuels, Electric Utility Emissions, and Coal Combustion By-Products
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fossil fuel Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) continue to be in high demand by the … more

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