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Generalized source-conditions and uncertainty bounds for deconvolution problems

October 1, 2018
Jake D. Rezac, Andrew M. Dienstfrey, Nicholas A. Vlajic, Akobuije D. Chijioke, Paul D. Hale
Many problems in time-dependent metrology can be phrased mathematically as deconvolution problems. In such cases, measured data is modeled as the convolution of a known system response function with an unknown input signal, and the goal is to estimate the

Waveform metrology: Signal measurements in a modulated world

August 3, 2018
Paul D. Hale, Dylan F. Williams, Andrew M. Dienstfrey
In this work, we review the \full waveform metrology" concept that we introduced at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Under this paradigm the full waveform and its functional representation is the target measurand. From the waveform

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarker Calibration Service: Proton Spin Relaxation Times

May 3, 2018
Michael A. Boss, Andrew M. Dienstfrey, Zydrunas Gimbutas, Kathryn E. Keenan, Jolene D. Splett, Karl F. Stupic, Stephen E. Russek
This document describes the calibration service to measure proton spin relaxation times, T1 and T2, of materials used in phantoms (calibration artifacts) to verify the accuracy of MRI-based quantitative measurements. Proton spin relaxation times are used

Analysis, Comparison, and Assessment of Latent Fingerprint Preprocessing

July 21, 2017
Haiying Guan, Paul Y. Lee, Curtis L. Lamp, Andrew Dienstfrey, Mary Theofanos, Brian Stanton, Matthew Schwarz
Latent fingerprints obtained from crime scenes are rarely immediately suitable for identification purposes. Instead, most latent fingerprint images must be preprocessed to enhance the fingerprint information held within the digital image, while suppressing

Calibration of Time-interleaved Errors in Real-time Digital Oscilloscopes

November 1, 2016
Jeffrey A. Jargon, Chihyun Cho, Joo-Gwang Lee, Paul D. Hale, Peter J. Jeavons, John B. Schlager, Andrew M. Dienstfrey
A novel method is proposed for the calibration of channel mismatch in a time-interleaved real- time digital oscilloscope (RTDO). A simple simultaneous equation is derived from the Fourier transform of the time-interleaved signals requiring only a transfer

On challenges in the uncertainty evaluation for time-dependent measurements

June 14, 2016
Sascha Eichstadt, Volker Wilkens, Andrew Dienstfrey, Paul D. Hale, Ben Hughes, Charles Jarvis
The measurement of quantities with time-dependent values is a common task in many areas of metrology. Although well established techniques are available for the analysis of such measurements, serious scientific challenges remain to be solved to enable

Calibration of channel mismatch in time-interleaved real-time digital oscilloscopes

May 22, 2015
Jeffrey A. Jargon, Paul D. Hale, Peter J. Jeavons, John B. Schlager, Andrew M. Dienstfrey, Joo-Gwang Lee, Chihyun Cho
A novel method is proposed for the calibration of channel mismatch in a time-interleaved real- time digital oscilloscope (RTDO). The method only requires a transfer function of time- interleaved ADCs (TIADCs), and also proposes measurement schemes of the

A Measurement Metric for Forensic Latent Fingerprint Preprocessing

August 1, 2014
Haiying Guan, Andrew Dienstfrey, Mary Theofanos, Brian Stanton
Although fingerprint mark-up and identification are well-studied fields, forensic fingerprint image preprocessing is still a relatively new domain in need of further scientific study and development of guidance of best practice. Latent fingerprint image

Colored Noise and Regularization Parameter Selection for Waveform Metrology

July 8, 2014
Andrew M. Dienstfrey, Paul D. Hale
We study six regularization parameter selection algorithms applied to deconvolution problems relevant for characterization of high-speed communication measurement systems. In particular we investigate the performance of these selectors in the presence of

Analysis for Dynamic Metrology

January 30, 2014
Andrew M. Dienstfrey, Paul D. Hale
Diverse measurement contexts require estimates of time varying quantities. Ideally the measurement device responds to signal variations significantly more rapidly than the modulation of the signal itself. If so, then well-developed techniques may be used

A New Metric for Latent Fingerprint Image Preprocessing

June 24, 2013
Mary Theofanos, Andrew Dienstfrey, Brian Stanton, Haiying Guan
Although fingerprint recognition is a well-studied area, forensic fingerprint preprocessing based on computational theory is still a relatively new domain in need of further scientific study and development of standards of best practice. Latent fingerprint


September 2, 2012
Andrew M. Dienstfrey, Ronald F. Boisvert

Traceability of high-speed electrical waveforms at NIST, NPL, and PTB

July 6, 2012
Paul D. Hale, Dylan F. Williams, Andrew M. Dienstfrey, Chih-Ming Wang, Jeffrey A. Jargon, David Humphreys, Matthew Harper, Heiko Fuser, Mark Bieler
Instruments for measuring high-speed waveforms typically require calibration to obtain accurate results. The national metrology institutes of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Germany offer measurement services based on electro-optic

A statistical study of de-embedding applied to eye diagram analysis

February 1, 2012
Paul D. Hale, Jeffrey A. Jargon, Chih-Ming Wang, Brett Grossman, Matthew Claudius, Jose Torres, Andrew M. Dienstfrey, Dylan F. Williams
We describe a stable method for calibrating digital waveforms and eye diagrams using the measurement system response function and its regularized inverse. The function describing the system response includes the response of the oscilloscope and any