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Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award


Award Winner: Left to Right: Dylan Williams, Andrew Dienstfrey, Paul Hale, and Chih Ming Wang


The Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award, first presented in 1984, is granted for outstanding achievement in the advancement of measurement science or in the delivery of measurement services.


The Team is recognized for developing fundamentally new waveform metrology, providing a world-first method for simultaneously calibrating high-speed electrical test equipment in both the time- and frequency-domains with point-by-point uncertainty analysis, and for the first time making waveform calibrations traceable to fundamental physics. The new method improves accuracy in calibrations of oscilloscopes, common test instruments that measure voltage in communications and electronic devices, and potentially could boost performance and save money in other fields ranging from medical testing to structural analysis and remote sensing.


Award Date: December 8, 2009

Campus: Boulder

Awarding Organization: NIST

Awarding Organization Contact Name: NIST

Organization Phone: 303-497-4384