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Significant papers from the first 50 years of the Boulder Labs



Mary E. DeWeese, Margaret Luebs, Heather McCullough


The Department of Commerce Boulder Labs were dedicated on September 14, 1954, in the shadow of World War II, and the of a bright future. This volume presents a snapshot of our research accomplishments in the half century since then. During this time, the Boulder Labs have evolved from the Nation1 Bureau of Standards' Central Radio Propagation Laboratory to today's National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences. The papers we have collected represent the most significant work of all the agencies of the Boulder Labs, whatever their name at the time of publication. The past 50 years have been productive ones at the Boulder Labs. As you look through this collection of significant papers, think about the countless hours of work that brought them to being, Think, too, about the papers behind the papers: the works that provided the building blocks of the research represented here. Finally, think about the individual efforts of the staff members whose dedication has contributed so much to our community, the nation, and the world.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6618
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Boulder Labs, CRPL, history, ITS, NBS, NIST, NOAA, NTIA, significant papers


DeWeese, M. , Luebs, M. and McCullough, H. (2004), Significant papers from the first 50 years of the Boulder Labs, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created August 15, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021