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.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of 2009 ISMTII (International Symposium on Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instrumentation)
Conference Dates: June 29-July 2, 2009
Conference Location: Saint-Petersburg , -1
Conference Title: 2009 ISMTII (International Symposium on Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instrumentation)
Pub Type: Conferences
Traceability, forensic science, ballistics signature, standard reference material, standard bullet, standard casing