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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.

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Programs and Projects
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

National and International Standards for X-ray Security Screening Applications

The primary objective of this project is to assure the technical performance and radiation safety of the nation’s x-ray and gamma-ray security … more

Biomagnetic Imaging

The biomagnetic imaging program develops standards, measurement methods, and new magnetic imaging modalities for biomedical and environmental … more

Support of Industry Compliance with the EU Directive on Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

The Chemical Sciences Division is involved in development of standards and reference materials for restricted hazardous substances through … more

Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security and NIST, NIST is developing … more

Development of NIST Standard Reference Materials for Trace Explosives Detection

As part of a multiyear interagency agreement between NIST and the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security, NIST is developing a … more

Instruments
Manufacturing Robotics Testbed

TThe NIST manufacturing robotics test bed consists of several labs located in three buildings on the main NIST campus. Combined, these serve as a … more

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