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International System of Units (SI)
Last Updated Date: 09/25/2015

The International System of Units (SI) provides definitions of units of measurement that are widely accepted in science and technology and which … more

Dimensional Measurement Services
Last Updated Date: 09/11/2015

The Dimensional Measurement Services (DMS) project enables innovation, commercialization, and global trade of U.S. products by providing a path … more

ASTM Committee F45 on Driverless Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles
Last Updated Date: 09/11/2015

This website provides supporting information for ASTM Committee F45 and its subcommittees. For more information, see the Supporting … more

Performance Metrics and Benchmarks to Advance the State of Robotic Grasping
Last Updated Date: 09/10/2015

With a growing number of robot hands, there is an increasing need to capture their individual competencies and characteristics under a unified … more

Optical Methods for 3-D Nanostructure Metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

We develop new approaches to optical microscopy and electromagnetic modeling to enable improved metrology of nanoscale structures with dimensions … more

Forensic Topography and Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

We seek to build the scientific infrastructure for objective forensic firearm and toolmark identification by developing rigorous procedures to … more

Nano-Structured Optics and Optical Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

The project focuses on significant metrology challenges that impede the advancement of high-performance optical and photonic systems. We develop, … more

Traceable Scanning Probe Nano-Characterization
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

Research and development of rigorously SI traceable nano-characterization instrumentation, measurements, and procedures to enable a fundamental … more

Atom-Based Dimensional Metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

To fabricate and measure solid state implementations of manufacturable atomically precise devices. Build the infrastructure to fabricate prototype … more

Advanced Dimensional Measurement Systems for Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

The Advanced Dimensional Measurement Systems for Manufacturing (ADMSM) project provides the measurement science and infrastructure needed by … more

SI Length and Traceability
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

We maintain and develop methods to provide traceability to the meter via laser frequency/wavelength. The most significant source of uncertainty in … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems
Last Updated Date: 08/31/2015

Smart manufacturing systems need to be protected from vulnerabilities that may arise as a result of their increased connectivity, use of wireless … more

Wireless Platforms for Smart Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 08/31/2015

Reliable and secure real-time performance of wireless platforms are challenging problems faced by manufacturers, who choose wireless platforms to … more

Nanoelectronic Device Metrology
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

The Nanoelectronic Device Metrology (NEDM) project is developing the measurement science infrastructure that will enable innovation and advanced … more

Aperture area measurements
Last Updated Date: 08/17/2015

Radiometric and photometric measurements require defining apertures. The accuracy to which these measurements can be accomplished requires … more

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