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Radio-Frequency Metrology from NBS to NIST, The Legacy



Dennis S. Friday


We review a century of metrology research and development in the U.S. that paralleled the birth of radio/wireless and other electromagnetic field technologies. The interplay between the scientific and technological advances and the research, measurement and standards development programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (formerly the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) as a factor that facilitated both commercialization of products and implementation of systems for the public benefit Friday, Dennis S. Div. 813 x 8131.
Proceedings Title
Dig., IEEE Microwave Theory Tech. Intl. Symp.
Conference Dates
May 20-25, 2001
Conference Location
Phoenix, AZ


microwave metrology, NBS, NIST , radio history, RF measurements


Friday, D. (2001), Radio-Frequency Metrology from NBS to NIST, The Legacy, Dig., IEEE Microwave Theory Tech. Intl. Symp., Phoenix, AZ (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created May 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017