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Publication Citation: Three steps towards metrological traceability for ballistics signature measurements

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Author(s): Jun-Feng Song; Theodore V. Vorburger; Robert M. Thompson; Thomas B. Renegar; Xiaoyu A. Zheng; Li Ma; James H. Yen; Martin Ols;
Title: Three steps towards metrological traceability for ballistics signature measurements
Published: February 01, 2010
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in collaboration with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has developed the Standard Reference Material (SRM) 2460 bullets and 2461 casings. NIST and ATF are proposing to establish a National Ballistics Measurement Traceability and Quality System for ballistics signature measurements and correlations using these materials. In this paper, three key steps towards metrological traceability for ballistics signature measurements are discussed that include: 1) Establishing a reference standard; 2) Establishing an unbroken chain of calibrations; and 3) Evaluating measurement uncertainty.
Conference: 2009 ISMTII (International Symposium on Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instrumentation)
Proceedings: Proceedings of 2009 ISMTII (International Symposium on Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instrumentation)
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Pages: pp. 19 - 21
Location: Saint-Petersburg , -1
Dates: June 29-July 2, 2009
Keywords: Traceability; forensic science; ballistics signature; standard reference material; standard bullet; standard casing
Research Areas: Measurement Services, Physical Measurements, Measurement Needs, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Metrology, Measurements