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Standard Test Methods for Response Robots

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a comprehensive set of standard test methods and associated … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems

Smart manufacturing systems need to be protected from vulnerabilities that may arise as a result of their increased connectivity, use of wireless … more

X-ray Systems for Cargo and Vehicle Inspection Systems

The Dosimetry Group provides support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in their evaluation of cargo and vehicle inspection systems. Our … more

Testing of Radiation Detection Systems

NIST is working together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in testing radiation detection … more

Terahertz Bi-Directional Reflection Function Measurements and Imaging for Homeland Security

Far-infrared (or THz, 25 to 300 micron wavelength) femtosecond laser methods are employed to generate high power (ca. 1 µJ) broadband pulses for … more

Comparison of ANSI N42.46 and IEC 62523 Standards for Cargo and Vehicle Screening

We are undertaking a comparison of the relative performance of ANSI N42.46 and IEC 62523 consensus standards for x-ray cargo and vehicle … more

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William G. Billotte, PhD
Program Manager,
National Security Standards Program
Special Programs Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology
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