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Antenna Metrology
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

Antennas are the eyes, ears and voices of everything from cell phones to interplanetary spacecraft. The Antenna Metrology Program carries on PML's … more

Wireless Systems Metrology
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

Imagine how much safer a fire fighter's job would be if it were possible for a robot to navigate in a burning building and locate those in need of … more

Advanced Dimensional Measurement Systems for Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

The US manufacturing industry is experiencing an increase in the variety of dimensional measuring systems available to more rapidly inspect high … more

Performance Metrics and Benchmarks to Advance the State of Robotic Grasping
Last Updated Date: 12/11/2014

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Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 12/11/2014

We live in a new manufacturing era that has been called the Third Industrial Revolution [1] , which is characterized by the digitization of … more

High-throughput (Combinatorial) "Foundry" for Inorganic Materials: "Data on Demand"
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

We develop combinatorial measurement methods and metrologies for the rapid generation of comprehensive and consistent datasets. Manufacturers of … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Advanced ceramics and inorganic materials are critically enabling elements in devices and systems across many technology sectors, such as … more

Crystallographic Databases
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Components and devices used in a broad spectrum of technology sectors such as health care, communications, energy and electronics are manufactured … more

Diffraction Metrology and Standards
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Our objective is the development of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and quantitative, reproducible, and accurate measurement methods for … more

Nanoscale Stress Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Our objective is to develop accurate measurement methods for the nanoscale stress distributions and surface defects that control device … more

Prognostics and Health Management for Smart Manufacturing Systems
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Complex system, sub-system, and component interactions within smart manufacturing systems make it challenging to determine specific influences of … more

Standard Test Methods for Response Robots
Last Updated Date: 10/15/2014

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

Optical Methods for 3-D Nanostructure Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2014

We develop new approaches to optical microscopy and electromagnetic modeling to enable improved metrology of nanoscale structures with dimensions … more

SI Length and Traceability
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2014

In total, the SI Length and Traceability project addresses some central aspects of three cornerstones of precision length measurements: … more

Nano-Structured Optics and Optical Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/30/2014

Aspheric, free-form, and nano-structured surfaces are indispensable in high-performance optical systems. The ability to accurately manufacture … more

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