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1. High Resolution Imagery Collection for Post-Disaster Studies Utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/19/2014
Authors: Stuart M Adams, Marc L Levitan, Friedland J Carol
Abstract: This paper examines the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to capture imagery for use in post-disaster field studies at the neighborhood and individual building level. Applications of UASs in recent disasters as described in the literature are r ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916257

2. Study of the Impact of Operation Distance of Outdoor Portable Generators under Different Weather Conditions
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/13/2014
Authors: Leon Wang, Steven J Emmerich, Cheng-Chun Lin
Abstract: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that up to half of non-fatal monoxide (CO) poisoning incidents during the hurricane seasons in 2004 and 2005 involved generators operated outdoors but within seven feet of the hom ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910891

3. A Method of Determining Sphere Center to Center Distance Using Laser Trackers For Evaluating Laser Scanners.
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/11/2014
Authors: Prem Kumar Rachakonda, Balasubramanian Muralikrishnan, Vincent D Lee, Daniel S Sawyer, Steven David Phillips, John Palmateer
Abstract: The Dimensional Metrology Group (DMG) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is involved in the development of documentary standards for volumetric performance evaluation of laser scanners. Typical evaluation of these scanne ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916458

4. Carbon Monoxide Exposure from Portable Generators
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/28/2014
Authors: Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily, Liangzhu Wang
Abstract: Serious concerns exist about the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline-powered generators, which can result in death or serious adverse health effects. As of April 23, 2013 and as shown in Figure 1, the U.S ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916491

5. Development of a Test Method to Determine Carbon Monoxide Emission Rates from Portable Generators
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1834
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/28/2014
Authors: Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is considering developing a performance standard to address the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline engine-powered generators that result in death ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916137

6. Selected Laboratory and Measurement Practices and Procedures for Length Calibrations (2014 Ed)
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8028
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/22/2014
Authors: Jose Anibal Torres-Ferrer, Georgia L Harris
Abstract: This publication contains good measurement practices and standard operating procedures for length calibrations as performed in state weights and measures laboratories. It contains previously published materials from NIST Handbook 145 (1986).
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917404

7. Carbon Monoxide Exposure Analyses in Support of Emission Rate Limits for Portable Generators
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1846
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/20/2014
Authors: Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich, Brian J Polidoro
Abstract: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and others are concerned about the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline-powered generators, which can result in death or serious adverse health effects in ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916494

8. Proceedings of the Measurement Science for Sustainable Construction and Manufacturing Workshop Volume II. Presentations
Series: Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/20/2014
Authors: Bilal Ayyub, Gerald Galloway, Richard Wright
Abstract: This report documents the effort launched by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop, organize, and convene a workshop on sustainability to promote the adoption and use of sustainable construction and manufacturing and gu ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917458

9. Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Evaluation in a Low Rician K-Factor Reverberation-Chamber Environment
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/15/2014
Authors: Chih-Ming Wang, Catherine A Remley, Ansgar T. Kirk, Ryan J. Pirkl, Christopher L Holloway, Dylan F Williams, Paul D Hale
Abstract: In this paper we study statistical methods for estimating the Rician K-factor when this parameter is small. A fiducial approach for making statistical inference on the K-factor is discussed. The approach requires a Monte Carlo method to compute the u ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914638

10. Sensitivity Analysis of Installation Faults on Heat Pump Performance
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1848
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/8/2014
Authors: Piotr A Domanski, Hugh Henderson, William V Payne
Abstract: Numerous studies and surveys indicated that typically-installed HVAC equipment operates inefficiently and wastes considerable energy due to different installation errors (faults), e.g., improper refrigerant charge, incorrect airflow, oversized eq ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916511



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