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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

Department of Homeland Security Urban Search and Rescue Robot Performance Standards
Last Updated Date: 12/03/2013

FEMA Responders often face daunting challenges during search and rescue tasks in dangerous environments. As such, the concept of including robots … more

SCORE (System, Component and Operationally Relevant Evaluations)
Last Updated Date: 11/26/2013

SCORE (System, Component and Operationally Relevant Evaluations) is a unified set of criteria and software tools for defining a performance … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data
Last Updated Date: 10/24/2013

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

SI Length and Traceability
Last Updated Date: 08/01/2013

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

High Rate Tensile Testing
Last Updated Date: 07/02/2013

High rate tensile testing summary pending

Thin Film Electronics
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2013

The Thin Film Electronics Project enables the commercialization of emerging and future semiconductor electronic device technologies, such as … more

High-throughput (Combinatorial) "Foundry" for Inorganic Materials: "Data on Demand"
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2013

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

In Situ Characterization of Nanoscale Gas-Solid Interactions by TEM
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Observing and measuring the dynamic changes that take place at the nanometer scale during the synthesis and operation of active nanostructures is … more

Dexterous Manipulation for Part Grasping and Assembly
Last Updated Date: 06/18/2013

This project will investigate new measurement science to gauge the operational characteristics of manipulation at both the macro and micro scales.  … more

Materials Standards for Additive Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 06/04/2013

This project provides the measurement science for the additive manufacturing industry to measure material properties in a standardized way.  … more

Sustainability of Unit Manufacturing Processes Project
Last Updated Date: 05/17/2013

To advance sustainable manufacturing practices and promote resource efficiency, U.S. industries need reliable measurement methods to evaluate a … more

MEMS Measurement Science and Standards
Last Updated Date: 05/09/2013

Our goal is to provide technical leadership in R&D for the MEMS measurement infrastructure essential to improving U.S. economic … more

Traceable Scanning Probe Nano-Characterization
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2013

Research and development of rigorously SI traceable nano-characterization instrumentation, measurements, and procedures to enable a fundamental … more

Advanced Dimensional Measurement Systems for Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 05/03/2013

The discrete manufacturing industry is experiencing an increase in the variety of dimensional measuring systems available to inspect manufactured … more

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