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From helping to develop technologies that detect explosives and locate survivors in a collapsed building to video software that identifies criminals and high endurance building materials, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working to keep people safe.

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Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems

The Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems project will deliver a cybersecurity risk management framework with supporting guidelines, … more

Standard Test Methods for Response Robots

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a comprehensive set of standard test methods and associated … more

Calibration of Beta-Particle Sources and Instruments for Radiation Protection

A calibration service for protection-level beta-particle sources and instrumentation has been in place at NIST for several years. more

X-ray Systems for Cargo and Vehicle Inspection Systems

The Dosimetry Group provides support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in their evaluation of cargo and vehicle inspection systems. Our … more

Testing of Radiation Detection Systems

NIST is working together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in testing radiation detection … more

Terahertz Bi-Directional Reflection Function Measurements and Imaging for Homeland Security

Far-infrared (or THz, 25 to 300 micron wavelength) femtosecond laser methods are employed to generate high power (ca. 1 µJ) broadband pulses for … more

Manufacturing Robotics Testbed

TThe NIST manufacturing robotics test bed consists of several labs located in three buildings on the main NIST campus. Combined, these serve as a … more

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