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Technical Program | Papers


SESSION 1 | TUESDAY  JULY 21 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 1A Amazing Stories of Measurement I
Forensic DNA Quality and Metrology

John Butler, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST}

While TV shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and NCIS make crime solving appear trivial and show scientists making conclusions at high speeds with full resolution, real forensic DNA laboratories today are overwhelmed with evidence needing to be analyzed. To ensure accurate and comparable measurements among laboratories, the Applied Genetics Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed certified reference materials over the past two decades enabling accurate and traceable DNA measurements made with various DNA marker systems used for human identification. This presentation will review the current state-of-the-science and show the role of metrology in the ever evolving efforts of forensic DNA testing improvements. Interesting applications of DNA testing will also be discussed. 

 Grapevine 1 - 3
 1B
Panel: Active Test Asset Management
Elements of Active Test Asset Management in Laboratory Operations
James E. Smith, Lab Test Operations, Boeing Test & Evaluation Asset Management
 Grapevine 4 - 6

SESSION 2 | TUESDAY  JULY 21 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 2A  Amazing Stories of Measurement II
 The Planned Redefinition of the Metric System: Made Easy
Alan Steele, National Research Council Canada (NRC)
Carl Williams, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

It appears increasingly likely that in 2018 the member states of the Treaty of the Meter will vote to redefine the Systeme International or metric system. In doing so they will have made the most dramatic redefinition since the signing of the treaty and will have finally put the treaty on a foundation that depends on fundamentals of nature. What does this mean for you and how do we go about understanding this? This talk will provide a provocative and engaging discussion about the redefinition and how one can understand the changes right before your very eyes.

 Grapevine 1 - 3
 2B
Global Metrology
Insight into the APLAC Member Survey on Report Credibility
Wanji Yang, Taiwan Accreditation Foundation

Developing a Common Global Laboratory Quality System
Steven Stahley, Cummins, Inc.

 Grapevine 4 - 6

 2C
Chemical Metrology
Use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) for Certified Reference Materials
Sheila Crain, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Substitution Method for Liquid Density Measurements by Vibrating Tube Densimeter
Salvatore Lorefice, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM)
 Austin 4 - 6

SESSION 3 | TUESDAY JULY 21 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 3A Healthcare Metrology I
Metrology in the Quality of Life
Roberto Benitez Chavez, Etalons, S.A. de C.V.

Dosimetry for LDR Brachytherapy
Hong Shen, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Calibration of Defibrillator Analyzers at the HKSARG Standards and Calibration Laboratory (SCL)
Steven Yang, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 Grapevine 1 - 3
 3B
Dimensional Metrology I
Design of Fixtures for Calibration
Hy D. Tran, PhD, PE, Sandia National Laboratories

ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements for Dimensional Testing
Shawn Mason, Medtronic, Inc.

Dimensional Metrology, Intermediate Precision and Uncertainty
Ted Doiron, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

 Grapevine 4 - 6

 3C Calibration Intervals
Standard for Calibration Intervals
Gerhard Mihm, Technical Center for Information Technology and Electronics-WTD 81

Calibration Interval Adjustment Methods

Mark Kuster, Pantex Metrology

Instrument Adjustment Policies
Nancy Mescher, Baxter Healthcare Corporation

 Austin 1 - 3
 3D Energy I
Conformity Assessment of E-Storage
David Conover, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Phasor Measurement Units Traceable Type Acceptance Testing in Compliance with IEEE C37.118
Jeffrey  Guigue, Consumers Energy Co.

Traceable Synchrophasors
Allen Goldstein, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

 Austin 4 - 6

SESSION 4 | WEDNESDAY JULY 22 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 4A Amazing Stories of Measurement III
What’s Your Poison? Addressing the Biotoxin Measurement Challenge
Pearse McCarron, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

The production of natural toxins by marine algae and freshwater cyanobacteria poses significant risks for human health and the seafood industry. The complexity and range of these biotoxins means that reliable monitoring and regulation is a challenging task. This talk will provide an overview on the issue and history of biotoxins, give insight on development of the required methodologies and reference materials, and will take a look at future directions in this interesting area of measurement science. 

Measurements & Standards to Create a Nationwide Public Safety Communications Network
Kent Rochford, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

 Grapevine 1 - 3
 4B
Lab Recovery from Disaster, Relocation or Redesign
Laboratory Remodel, Challenges and Solutions
Garret Brown, State of Alaska
 

Panel: Writing team for LM Document covering Lab Recovery from Disaster, Relocation or Redesign

James E. Smith, Lab Test Operations, Boeing Test & Evaluation Asset Management


 Grapevine 4 - 6

 4D
Energy II
High-Accuracy AC Power Measurements Using a Digital Simultaneous Sampling Technology Technique
Roberto Roca Profet, Measurements International Ltd.

Influence of Harmonics on Billing Revenue Meter Accuracy
Peter Dack, Radian Research, Inc.

High Res Waveform Capture w 1PPS GPS Synch for Precision Power Quality Analysis
Marcus Zickefoose, Radian Research, Inc.

 Austin 4 - 6

SESSION 5 | WEDNESDAY JULY 22 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 5A Amazing Stories of Measurement IV
Smart Grid Metrology: How Measurements Keep our Society Up and Running
Gert Rietveld, Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL)


The drive to greatly increase the share of renewable energy sources to our energy supply is dramatically changing the energy landscape. The electricity grid is forced to become a "smart grid" an active system with bi-directional energy flows. In such active systems grid stability becomes delicate and also grid quality is significantly affected. This talk will provide insight in how recent metrology research is contributing to secure the continuity and quality of our electricity supply, and how it supports the development of smart electrical grids.

 Grapevine 1 - 3
 5B
Metrology Potpourri
Summary Result of 2014 Outside Micrometer Calibration Proficiency Testing in Taiwan
Paul Kam-Wa Lui, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Metrology in Manufacturing

Michael Dobbert, Keysight Technologies

 Grapevine 4 - 6

 5C
Temperature I
Characterizing SPRT Drift
Michal Chojnacky, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A Statistical Approach to Primary Radiation Thermometer Drift Quantification with an Example Application
Tom Kolat, Senior Metrologist, Fluke Calibration


 Austin 1 - 3

SESSION 6 | WEDNESDAY JULY 22 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 6A Training Tools
Utilizing a 3-D Printer to Improve Learning of Metrology and GD&T
Joseph Fuehne, Purdue University College of Technology

Practice in the Industry as a Means of Social Integration of Metrologists
Flora Mercader Trejo, Polytechnic University of Santa Rosa Juaregui

 Grapevine 1 - 3
 6B
Electrical I
A 100 Ampere Intercomparison using Precision Resistors
Marlin E. Kraft, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

How Effective is Self-Calibration in Precision DMMs
Gary Bennett, National Instruments Corporation

 Grapevine 4 - 6

 6C
Mass
Properties of Tungsten Mass Artifacts
Ilko Rahneberg, Technische Universitat Ilmenau

The CCM Roadmap for a Redefinition of the Kilogram in 2018
Philippe Richard, Federal Institute of Metrology METAS

 Austin 1 - 3

 6D
Metrology of Fluids
Accuracy of Liquid Delivery Using Pipettes – Reproducibility of Calibration is THE Missing Piece
George  Rodrigues, Artel USA, Inc.

Establishment of the Gas Flow Calibration Facility at CSIR- NPL, India
Shiv Kumar Jaiswal, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory


 Austin 4 - 6

SESSION 7 | WEDNESDAY JULY 22 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 7A Healthcare Metrology II
Leveraging Integration of Calibration Management Systems in Healthcare Metrology
Marcus McNeely, Blue Mountain Quality Resources, Inc.

The Uncertainty Budget: A Powerful Tool
Finn Christensen, Novo Nordisk A/S

The Top 10 FDA Warning Letters
Walter Nowocin, Medtronic, Inc.

 Grapevine 1 - 3
 7B
Electrical II
HVDC Reference Step Calibration
Dr. Harold Parks, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

A Study of Wye-Delta Networks for High Resistance
Dean G. Jarrett, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The North American 1 Ohm Inter-Laboratory Comparison Final Report
Kai Wendler, National Research Council Canada(NRC)

 Grapevine 4 - 6

 7C
Mass | Force
Refinement of Forces Realized in a Deadweight Force Standard Machine
Rick Seifarth, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Efficient Mass Calibration with SW
Felix Mathis, Mettler Toledo AG Switzerland

Calibrating Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments – Recent Developments re Harmonization
Klaus Fritsch, Mettler-Toledo AG

Austin 1 - 3
 7D
New Challenges and Developments
Update on GUM and VIM Revision
Dr. Charles D. Ehrlich, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Cyber-Security in the Industrial & Government Supplier Test Lab Environment
Lee Johnson, Boeing Test & Evaluation Asset Management

The Role of Measurement in Experimental Research, Development and Innovation
Salvador Echeverria-Villagomez, Centro Nacional de Metrologia (CENAM)

 
 Austin 4 - 6

SESSION 8 | THURSDAY JULY 23 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 8A Amazing Stories of Measurement V
Ballistics and Impression Evidence: Taking the Guess out of an Identification
Richard Silver, National Institute of standards and Technology (NIST)

There is a longstanding need to demonstrate the rigorous scientific underpinnings for the field of firearm and toolmark forensics. The National Academy of Sciences reported in 2009 an imperative to implement sound statistical procedures so that quantitative error rates and reporting could be adopted for wide spread use in evidentiary analysis and criminal proceedings. In spite of the widespread use of expert comparative analysis to demonstrate conclusive matching between bullets, casings, fingerprints, or impression evidence (e.g. a shoe print), there is no well-defined statistical procedure to objectively quantify an expert’s opinion. Recent case evidence showing incorrect agreement in latent fingerprint matching and the Innocence Project highlights the need to implement a robust error analysis. NIST and the larger forensic community are for the first time integrating the underlying measurement science with a quantitative basis. This talk will
help motivate the need for measurement science in quantitative forensics and present the path forward now being shaped by NIST and leading forensic laboratories.

 Grapevine 1 - 3
 8B
Panel: Results of the Dimensional ILC During this 2015 NCSLI Conference
Dr. Jim Salsbury, Mitutoyo America Corporation
 Grapevine 4 - 6

 8D
Temperature II
Dry Well Block Calibrators
Christina D. Cross, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Ambient Temp vs. Internal DUT Temp Considerations during Calibration
Logan Kunitz, National Instruments Corporation


 Austin 1 - 3

SESSION 9 | THURSDAY JULY 23 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 9A Quality Management
Do Your Measures Measure Up?
Dean S. Williams, Duke Energy

So, What Is In A Range?
Dennis Dubro, Boston Scientific Corporation

Internal Audit: More Than Compliance
Guy Robinson, Tektronix, Inc.


 Grapevine 1 - 3
 9B
Dimensional Metrology II
Verification of Dimensional Performance of a Fringe Projection Microscope
Hy D. Tran, PhD, PE, Sandia National Laboratories

Common Mistakes in Dimensional Calibration Methods
Dr. Jim Salsbury, Mitutoyo America Corporation

Accreditation for Dimensional Testing with Coordinate Measuring Machines
Edward Morse, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


 Grapevine 4 - 6

 9C
Proficiency Testing
IMMC ILC 2012 10 dB-attenuation
Gerhard Mihm, Technical Center for Information Technology and Electronics-WTD 81

The North American Josephson Vol...
Jonathan Harben, Keysight Technologies

Internal PT/ILC Program
Jennifer Fleenor, Tektronix

 Austin 1 - 3

 9D
Energy III
Calibration of Flicker Meters at the HKSARG Standards and Calibration Laboratory (SCL) 
Steven Yang, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Measurements of Hydrophobicity for Silicone Rubber Coating on Outdoor Insulators
Refat Ghunem, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Effects of Variations in Gas Thermal Properties on the Accuracy of Mass Flow Meters
Robert DeRemer, CSA Group



 Austin 4 - 6

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