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From helping to develop technologies that detect explosives and locate survivors in a collapsed building to video software that identifies criminals and high endurance building materials, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working to keep people safe.

Programs and Projects
Mechanical Performance - Extreme Conditions

This project provides property data, metrology, and standard test methods for materials systems under extreme conditions for areas critical to US … more

Physical Infrastructure: Connections

Using a complementary approach of experimental measurements and detailed finite element analysis, we will develop more realistic yet … more

Personal Body Armor

Our goal is to prevent the catastrophic failure of ballistic body armor by developing measurements and predictive models to test and determine the … 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

Terahertz Imaging and Sources

Imaging in the terahertz frequency range enables the detection of concealed weapons and other contraband (e.g., explosives under clothing) without … more

Hardness Standardization

Our objective is to standardize and improve hardness measurement both in the U.S. and internationally. NIST is the U.S. National Metrology … more

Instruments
Advanced Manufacturing Test Bed

The NIST robot test bed is located in the NIST machine shops on the main campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It serves as a resource for research in … more

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