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Publication Citation: The Development and Production of NIST Standard Reference Materials to Support Metrology and Traceability for the Forensic Science Community

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Author(s): Robert L. Watters; Nancy S. Parrish;
Title: The Development and Production of NIST Standard Reference Materials to Support Metrology and Traceability for the Forensic Science Community
Published: Date Unknown
Abstract: The process for making a NIST Standard Reference Material involves a program of ongoing research followed by specific development and production steps. The decision to address a measurement problem involves consideration of the size of the intended user community, the match to NIST s mission, and the economics of recovering production costs. We describe these considerations here as they apply to all SRM projects. A specific example related to the application of an SRM to forensic science is also described; namely, the development of a new SRM for calibrating systems that measure and match bullet marking signatures.
Citation: Astm Standardization News
Keywords: certification;forensic standards;measurement;metrology;reference material;standard bullet;standard reference material;standards;traceability
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