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NIST Measurement Assurance Program for Resistance



Paul A. Boynton, June E. Sims, Ronald F. Dziuba


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers resistance Measurement Assurance Program (MAP) transfers at the 1 ohm and 10 k ohm levels, to provide a method of assessing and maintaining the quality of a customer's measurement process. This document describes the basic concepts of a resistance MAP, and the procedures for participating in the program. A discussion of the data analysis follows, with an explanation of the uncertainty of the estimate of the transfer. Also included is a sample MAP scenario, with data sheets, analysis results, and a final test report.
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1424
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MAP services, measurement assurance, measurement uncertainty, resistance measurements, traceability, transport standards


Boynton, P. , Sims, J. and Dziuba, R. (1997), NIST Measurement Assurance Program for Resistance, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 18, 2024)


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Created October 31, 1997, Updated October 12, 2021