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Calibration services

News and Updates

Exactly how loud is that jackhammer?

When a jackhammer starts pounding outside your window at 7 o’clock on a Monday morning, you might find it annoying. For the worker who is running that

Industry Impacts

Massive Forces for Heavy Industry

Measuring large forces, such as the thrust of a rocket engine or the deflection of an aircraft wing, requires well-calibrated force sensors. NIST’s unique

Projects and Programs

Calibration of Force Transducers

NIST provides calibration services for force-measuring instruments by applying known forces, compression, tension or both, to the elastic transducer and

Publications

Advanced Temperature-Control Chamber for Resistance Standards

Author(s)
Shamith U. Payagala, Alireza R. Panna, Albert F. Rigosi, Dean G. Jarrett
Calibration services for resistance metrology have continued to advance their capabilities and establish new and improved methods for maintaining standard

Faster, More Accurate, Stack-Flow Measurements

Author(s)
Aaron N. Johnson, Iosif I. Shinder, Bernard J. Filla, Joey T. Boyd, Rodney A. Bryant, Michael R. Moldover, Thomaa D. Martz, Matthew Gentry
Exhaust flows from coal-fired electricity-generating-plants are determined by measuring the flue gas velocity at prescribed points in the stack cross section

Tools and Instruments

Si EUV Photodiode Transfer Standard

Silicon (Si) photodiodes are issued by NIST as transfer standard detectors throughout the extreme ultraviolet spectral region (5 nm to 254 nm). Each device is

Spectral comparator facilities

Visible to near-infrared spectral comparator facility (Vis/NIR SCF)The Vis/NIR SCF is a monochromator-based system that typically measures the spectral power

SIRCUS facility and uncertainties

The basic SIRCUS calibration setup is shown at the right. The output from a tunable laser is sent through an intensity stabilizer, then through a 'speckle

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