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Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
Last Updated Date: 05/05/2016

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

Cybersecurity for Smart Grid Systems
Last Updated Date: 05/04/2016

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

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2016

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems
Last Updated Date: 04/25/2016

The Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems project will deliver a cybersecurity risk management framework with supporting guidelines, … more

Development of NIST Standard Reference Materials for Trace Explosives Detection
Last Updated Date: 04/19/2016

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

Cyber-Physical Systems for Global Cities Project
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2016

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) provide cities with a pathway to enhance and integrate key infrastructures and systems to dramatically improve … more

Cyber-Physical Systems Testbed Design Concepts Project
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2016

A key challenge to progress in cyber-physical systems (CPS) is the lack of robust platforms for experiment and testing, which NIST is addressing … more

Reference Architecture for Cyber-Physical Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 03/09/2016

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are smart systems that include engineered interacting networks of physical and computational components. CPS and … more

Standard Test Methods for Response Robots
Last Updated Date: 11/02/2015

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a comprehensive set of standard test methods and associated … more

Terahertz Imaging and Sources
Last Updated Date: 10/13/2015

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

National and International Standards for X-ray Security Screening Applications
Last Updated Date: 08/17/2015

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

X-ray Systems for Cargo and Vehicle Inspection Systems
Last Updated Date: 08/14/2015

The Dosimetry Group provides support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in their evaluation of cargo and vehicle inspection systems. Our … more

Testing of Radiation Detection Systems
Last Updated Date: 08/12/2015

NIST is working together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in testing radiation detection … more

Terahertz Bi-Directional Reflection Function Measurements and Imaging for Homeland Security
Last Updated Date: 08/11/2015

Far-infrared (or THz, 25 to 300 micron wavelength) femtosecond laser methods are employed to generate high power (ca. 1 µJ) broadband pulses for … more

Comparison of ANSI N42.46 and IEC 62523 Standards for Cargo and Vehicle Screening
Last Updated Date: 08/06/2015

We are undertaking a comparison of the relative performance of ANSI N42.46 and IEC 62523 consensus standards for x-ray cargo and vehicle … more

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