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Calibration services

News and Updates

Now Hear This!

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and built an optical device that could set a new standard for measuring

Industry Impacts

Massive Forces for Heavy Industry

Measuring large forces, such as the thrust of a rocket engine or the deflection of an aircraft wing, requires well-calibrated force sensors. NIST’s unique

Projects and Programs

SI Length and Traceability

Ongoing
To enable our highest accuracy calibrations and NIST advanced research efforts, we maintain and develop methods to provide traceability to the meter via laser

Lunar Spectral Irradiance (LUSI)

Ongoing
LUnar Spectral Irradiance (LUSI) is a program to radiometrically characterize the Moon for use as an on-orbit reference standard suitable for satellite

Publications

Models for an Ultraviolet-C Research and Development Consortium

Author(s)
Dianne L. Poster, C Cameron Miller, Yaw S. Obeng, John J. Kasianowicz, Michael T. Postek, Norman Horn, Troy Cowan, Richard Martinello
The development of an international, precompetitive, collaborative, ultraviolet (UV) research consortium is discussed as an opportunity to lay the groundwork

Comparison Demonstrates Factor of Three Improvement in Gas Flow Measurements

Author(s)
John D. Wright, Gina Kline, Kevin John, Brian Novitsky, Jason Bellavance, Kevin SHufelt, Bradley Nease, Miles Owen, Joseph Allen, Casey Rombouts, William Gause, John Cuccio
A comparison of seven gas flow calibration laboratories piloted by NIST used four laminar flow meters as the transfer standards for nine nitrogen gas flows

Tools and Instruments

Spectral comparator facilities

Visible to near-infrared spectral comparator facility (Vis/NIR SCF) The Vis/NIR SCF is a monochromator-based system that typically measures the spectral power

Si EUV Photodiode Transfer Standard

Silicon (Si) photodiodes are issued by NIST as transfer standard detectors throughout the extreme ultraviolet spectral region (5 nm to 254 nm). Each device is

Awards