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An Alternative Approach to Mass Metrology
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

In anticipation of the redefinition of the kilogram and to avoid a parallel non-SI dissemination system for mass, an alternative approach to mass … more

Bayesian Metrology Project
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

During the past decade with increased computing power and new research developments, Bayesian statistical methods have become practical in diverse … more

Collaborative Research with NIST Scientists and Engineers
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

For more than 50 years, Statistical Engineering Division (SED) staff have played a critical role in the success of a broad spectrum of … more

Statistical Education Project
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

Since the inception of the Statistical Engineering Division by Churchill Eisenhart in 1947, education and training of the NIST staff has been a … more

Strategies for Testing Embedded Software
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

This is a competence project to investigate new testing strategies for embedded software. The potential customers are US electronic instrument … more

Key Comparisons and International Interlaboratory Studies Project
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

Interlaboratory studies have long been used to ensure measurement capability for commerce since accurate measurements are necessary for assessing … more

Magnetic Trapping of Ultra Cold Neutrons and Determination of the Mean Lifetime of Neutrons
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

At the request of researchers from the Ionizing Radiation Division, SED staff joined an international team of researchers from NIST, Harvard … more

Use of Bayesian statistics to improve optical measurement uncertainty by combined multi-tool metrology
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

Develop a new approach to combine measurements by various reference metrology results in the uncertainty analysis and library-fitting process to … more

Uncertainty analysis for autocorrelated measurement data
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

Develop approaches to assess uncertainties for various autocorrelated measurement data.

Experimental Evaluation of Large-Scale Parallel Measurement Systems
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

Measurement systems such as those based on microarrays routinely produce thousands of parallel data sets. This project seeks to develop an … more

Tunable Compression of Wind Tunnel Data
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

Measurements of pressures exerted by wind on buildings, as are made in wind-tunnel tests involving model buildings instrumented with pressure … more

Using Geodesics in Cell Cytometry
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

This  statistical application involves determining the similarity of cell populations based on comparing cell shapes.

Critical Current Metrology for Nb3Sn
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

The main focus of the project is to develop standard techniques for the measurement of critical current of high-temperature and low-temperature … more

Charpy Impact Machine Verification Program
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

The Charpy impact test is one of the most common tests used to quantify the breaking strength of metallic materials. The test is implemented by … more

Radiative Decay of the Neutron
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

Quantum electrodynamics (QED) predicts that a neutron will decay into a proton, electron and anti-neutrino. A small fraction of the time, this … more

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