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Transient Flow Facility
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2014

Today, demonstration vehicles are refueled with hydrogen from dispensers within 3 to 5 minutes using sequential gas releases from a bank of … more

Theoretical Mass Spectrometry
Last Updated Date: 04/01/2014

Mass spectrometry is an important technique in analytical chemistry, essential in areas including drug development, criminal and agricultural … more

Test and Evaluation Protocols for ANSI/IEEE N42 Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2014

The purpose of these test and evaluation protocols is to provide additional information to the published ANSI/IEEE N42 series for homeland … more

Optoelectrical Characterization of Nanostructured Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

Photovoltaics technology is usually categorized into three generations: 1) devices based on polysilicon; 2) devices based on thin-film direct … more

Nanoscale Functional and Structural Characterization of Thin-Film Inorganic Solar Cells
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

Large-scale implementation of solar power generation requires photovoltaic (PV) devices with efficiency-to-cost ratios better than existing … more

Smoke Stack Simulator
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2014

Today, inconsistencies between measured CO 2 emissions and emissions calculated from coal consumption are on the order of 10% to 20%. Either a … more

Air Speed Metrology
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2014

NIST’s versatile wind tunnel is used to calibrate customers’ air speed sensors and to conduct research on the design of novel anemometers, the … more

Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

The objective of the Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will improve building … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future “smart grid,” which … more

Wide-area Monitoring and Control of Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

Without ubiquitous, accurate, and reliable real-time sensors, the electric grid will not have the resiliency, reliability, and capacity to manage … more

Smart Grid System Testbed Facility
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

NIST is charged by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) with facilitation of interoperability standards to enable successful … more

Smart Grid Communication Networks
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

While there is a clear need for communication networks supporting reliable information transfer between the various entities in the electric grid, … more

Power Conditioning Systems for Renewables, Storage, and Microgrids
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

The introduction of variable renewables, storage and microgrids into today’s electrical grid requires conversion of electric power from one form … more

Advanced Metering in Smart Distribution Grids
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

Electricity meters today face unprecedented challenges, from distorted waveforms on the grid, bidirectional metering for renewables, and the use … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Grid Systems
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

Smart grid cybersecurity must address not only deliberate attacks, such as from disgruntled employees, industrial espionage, and terrorists, but … more

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