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The Boulder Statistics Group focuses on collaborations with NIST scientists in the Boulder, Colorado, campus, and with scientists in external institutions in the Boulder, Fort Collins, and Denver areas. The NIST collaborations emphasize applications of statistical methods in the physical sciences, including communications technology, electromagnetics, and neutron physics, and in the materials sciences, including reliability and related standard reference materials. The Group also conducts research in statistical methods for the assessment of measurement uncertainty, and for the combination of measurements in interlaboratory studies.

Programs/Projects

Critical Current Metrology—The main focus of the project is to develop standard techniques for the measurement of critical current of high-temperature and low-temperature superconductors. Some applications for which these …

Metrology for Cardiac Leads—Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD), consisting of a pulse generator and conducting leads, deliver resynchonization therapy to the heart. Lead fracture due to wear and abrasion is the …

Statistical methods for quantitative near-field scanning probe microwave microscopy for material genomics—Near-field scanning probe microwave microscopy (NSSM) offers great potential to facilitate characterization, development, and modeling of novel materials. Based on measured microwave images at …

Statistical Methods in Millimeter-Wave Wireless Metrology—The goal of the millimeter-wave wireless metrology project is to develop the metrology for the next-generation mobile communications at millimeter-wave frequencies. The project was motivated by a …

Clutter Measurement—The ability to predict signal strength has many applications in the telecommunications industry. The difference (in dB) between the transmitted and received power of a radio signal is known as path …

Charpy Impact Machine Verification Program—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 striking a small, rectangular metal specimen with a …

Surrogate Gas Prediction Model—Develop a proxy model to predict enhancement of C in atmospheric CO2 due to fossil fuel emissions (Cff) based on inexpensive measurements of anthropogenic trace gases.  If successful, apply to NOAA …

Advanced Microwave Radiometer Metrology—The goal of the project is to improve calibration methodologies for microwave radiometers, particularly those employed on small satellites (termed "nanosatellites" or "CubeSats").  The problem of …

Radiative Decay of the Neutron—Quantum electrodynamics (QED) predicts that a neutron will decay into a proton, electron and anti-neutrino. A small fraction of the time, this beta-decay process will also produce a photon. NIST …

 
Contact
Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)

Statistical Engineering Division (SED)

Boulder Statistics Group (BSG)

Chih-Ming (Jack) Wang, Group Leader
chih-ming.wang@nist.gov
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80303-3328

303-497-3328 Telephone
303-497-3012 Facsimile

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