Technical Program | August 28 - 30, 2018

SESSION 1
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


1A — Metrology Education | Abstracts
Topic: Professional Development
Room: D135-136


Automating the Audit Process
Guy Robinson, Tektronix Inc.

The MetCert Certification Scheme for Calibration Technicians
Steve Sidney, National Laboratory Association - South Africa

SESSION 1
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


1B — Cutting Edge Metrology | Abstracts
Topic: Amazing Stories of Measurement
Room: D137-140

Disaster Recovery: Managing the Recovery From the 2017 Northern California Wildfires
Michael Dobbert, Keysight Technologies 

Inter-Laboratory Comparison of High Resistance Standard in Japan
Dr. Nobu-Hisa Kaneko, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) / AIST

SESSION 1
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


1C — Electrical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Electromagnetic Measurements

Room: D141-144

Superconductive Electronics for Voltage Metrology
Dr. Samuel P. Benz, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Use of Current Transformers in Calibrations of Rogowski Coils at High Pulsed Currents
Branislav Djokic, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

SESSION 1
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


1D — Quality Systems & Management | Abstracts
Topic: Impact of Metrology in Processes
Room: E145-146


Steps Towards Value Creation via Intellectual Property in a National Metrology Institute
Dr. Salvador Echeverria-Villagomez, Centro Nacional de Metrología, (CENAM)

Using Earned Value Management to Monitor Laboratory Performance
Kevin Abercrombie, Naval Air Warfare Center


SESSION 2
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


2A — Cutting Edge Metrology | Abstracts
Topic: Amazing Stories of Measurement
Room: D135-136

Transitioning to the New SI through Quantum Based Measurements
Dr. Gregory Strouse, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Towards Making NIST Quality Measurements of Radiation and Radioactivity Using Commercial Analytical Instruments
Ryan Fitzgerald, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

SESSION 2
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


2B — Metrology Education | Abstracts
Topic: Professional Development
Room: D137-140

Early Career Professionals and Technical Training
Justin Gilbert, Daikin Applied

A Detailed Metrology Training Plan Including Competency-Based Credentialing
Dr. Joseph Fuehne, Purdue University

SESSION 2
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


2C — Mechanical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Dimensional
Room: D141-144


Tests for Optimizing the Performance of a Video Based Coordinate Measuring Machine
Wei Ren, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The New American Standard for Digital, Dial, and Vernier Calipers
James Salsbury PhD, Mitutoyo America Corporation

SESSION 2
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


2D — High Speed Measurements  | Abstracts
Topic: Impact in Metrology Processes
Room: E145-146


High Speed Surface Morphology Characterization Using a Non-Contact Precision Inspection Methodology
Chris Barns, DWFritz Automation Inc. 

Overcoming Challenges of High Speed Precision Metrology 
Dr. Kitty Lee Nolen, DWFritz Automation Inc.

SESSION 3
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


3A — Mechanical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Mass
Room: D135-136


Mass Calibration at NIST After the IPK
Patrick Abbott, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Future of the Mass Artifact in the New SI
Edward Mulhern, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Primary Metrology After Redefinition of the SI
Dr. Richard Green, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

SESSION 3
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


3B — Thermodynamic Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Temperature
Room: D137-140


NIST Report of Weather Station Liquid-in-Glass Thermometer Metrology
William Miller, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A Measurement Method for Chromaticity and Photometric Quantity of Laser Displays
Keisuke Hieda, HIOKI E.E. Corporation

Development of the NRC Primary Spectral Irradiance Facility
Éric Côté, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

SESSION 3
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


3C — Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, Measurement Decision Risk | Abstracts
Topic: Uncertainty
Room: D141-144

Uncertainty Evaluation of the Predicted Value in Regression Analysis Based on Repeated Observations
Chen-Yun Hung, Center for Measurement Standards, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Speeding up Monte Carlo Computations by Parallel Processing Using GPU for Uncertainty Evaluation in Accordance with GUM Supplement 2
CM Tsui, Standards and Calibration Laboratory, The Government of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region

Practical Correlation in Repetitive Measurements
Dr. Dennis Dubro, Metrology Consultant

SESSION 3
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


3D — Energy | Abstracts
Topic: Panel Presentation | Electric Utility Measurement needs that Lead to Metrics.
Room: E145-146


Electric Utility Outage Metrics
Panelists: Tamaso Giannelli, Southern California Edison


SESSION 4
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


4A — Cutting Edge Metrology | Abstracts
Topic: Time and Frequency
Room: D135-136

NRC TimeLinkTM – Monitored NTP: Traceable Time Dissemination with NTP
Dr. Marina Gertsvolf, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

The Reach and Impact of the Remote Frequency and Time Calibration Program at NIST
Michael Lombardi, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

SESSION 4
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


4B — Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, Measurement Decision Risk | Abstracts
Topic: Interval Analysis
Room: D137-140


The Value of Subjective Information: An Empirical Assessment
Dr. Steven Dwyer, Corona Division NSWC

Calculating Interval Uncertainties for Calibration Standards That Drift with Time
Dr. Elizabeth Auden, Sandia National Laboratories

SESSION 4
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


4C — Global Standards | Abstracts
Topic: ISO/IEC 17025
Room: D141-144


Independent Review and Approval: Can it be Achieved in a Small Laboratory?
Dr. Titilayo Shodiya, National Voluntary Lab Accreditation Program (NVLAP)

Effective Management Review
Jennifer Fleenor, Tektronix Inc.

SESSION 4
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


4D — Quality Systems and Management | Abstracts
Topic: Impact of Metrology in Processes
Room: E145-146


Methodology for Measuring the Impact of Metrology in the Manufacturing Industry: Case Study of an Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer
Efren Busquets, BSP Consulting 

Role of CENAM Providing Certainty for Seismic Measurements
Dr. Salvador Echeverria-Villagomez, Centro Nacional de Metrología (CENAM)


SESSION 5
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


5A — Mechanical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Force
Room: D135-136


Fundamentals of Dynamic Force Metrology
Nicholas Vlajic, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Uncertainty Propagation for Force Calibration Systems
Henry Zumbrun, Morehouse Instrument Company

SESSION 5
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


5B — Electrical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: RF Measurements
Room: D137-140


Computer Aided Verification of Voltage Dips and Short Interruptions Generators for Electromagnetic Compatibility Immunity Test in Accordance with ISO/IEC 61000-4-11: 2004-03
Hau Wah Lai, Standards and Calibration Laboratory, The Government of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region

The Intelligent Automated RF Measurement System (Microsoft Word-Excel Macro)
Dr. Nghiem Nguyen, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

SESSION 5
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


5C — Mechanical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Pressure

Room: D141-144

Redefinition of the Pascal through NIST’s Variable Length Optical Cavity and the Quantum SI
Jacob Ricker, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Quantum-Based Pascal for Pressure Realization
Jay Hendricks, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

SESSION 5
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


5D — Quality Systems and Management | Abstracts
Topic: Software
Room: E145-146


A Proposal for a Standard Calibration Data Format
Michael Johnston, Fluke Calibration

Taxonomies for a Metrology Information Infrastructure
Mark Kuster, Pantex Metrology


SESSION 6
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


6A — Metrology Education | Abstracts
Topic: Professional Development
Room: D135-136

The Periodic-ish Table of Metrology
Howard Zion, Transcat, Inc.

The SI Revisited by Universities
Dr. Salvador Echeverria-Villagomez, Centro Nacional de Metrología (CENAM)

Fundamental Problem in Thread Gaging and Thread Gage Measurement
Travis Fletcher, JJ Calibrations, Inc.

SESSION 6
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


6B — Mechanical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Dimensional
Room: D137-140


Low-cost Laboratory Environment Monitoring and Alert System
Michael Braine, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Micro-scale Calibration for Universal Length Measuring Machines
Dr. Meghan Shilling, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Ultra High Accuracy NIST Moore M48 Coordinate Measuring Machines: Unique Challenges of Extreme Performance
John Stoup, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


SESSION 6
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


6C — Thermodynamic Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Temperature
Room: D141-144

Oxidization, Contamination, and Automation for High Temperature Verification of Thermocouples
Mike Imholte, Boston Scientific

Thermocouple Testing Methods, Data Analysis and Reporting Calibration Results with Emphasis on Noble Metal Types
Tom Kolat, Fluke Calibration

Evaluation of the New NIST Tungsten-Rhenium Thermocouple Calibration System
Karen Garrity, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

SESSION 6
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


6D — Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, Measurement Decision Risk | Abstracts
Topic: Traceability and SPC
Room: E145-146


SPC Detection Rules (Zone Tests) Applied to Calibration Adjustment Decisions
Paul Reese, Baxter Healthcare Corporation 

Realization of Traceable Metrology through Instruments
Jennifer Clarke, National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

The BIPM Facility for Measurement of CO2 Amount Fraction
Christopher Meyer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


SESSION 7
Thursday, August 30, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM


7A — Electrical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: DC Voltage
Room: D135-136

Prototype of a Compact Detachable Zener Module for DC Voltage Standard
Dr. Nobu-Hisa Kaneko, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ)/AIST

DC Voltage Divider Technology: Past, Present and Next Generation
Richard Timmons, Guildline Instruments


SESSION 7
Thursday, August 30, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

7B — Mechanical Measurements
| Abstracts
Topic: Pressure
Room: D137-140


Dynamic Calibration of Pressure Transducers
Michael Mende, SPEKTRA GmbH

Development of a Fiber Optic Calibration Grade Pressure Transducer
Nicholas Burgwin, Fibos Inc.

SESSION 7
Thursday, August 30, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

7C — Global Standards
|Abstracts
Topic: New Standards Implementation Challenges
Room: D141-144


Impartiality and Association: Mutually Exclusive or Can They Coexist?
Andrew Oldershaw, National Research Council Canada (NRC)


What's New in ASTM E74-18: Standard Practices for Calibration and Verification for Force Measuring Instruments
Mike Tovey, Tovey Engineering

SESSION 7
Thursday, August 30, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

7D — Energy | Abstracts
Topic: Energy Power Measurements & Testing
Room: E145-146

A NIST Testbed for Examining the Accuracy of Smart Meters under Nonlinear Waveform Loads
Richard Steiner, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 

Metrology to Parts Quality Inspection: Integrating Metrological Practices into Parts Dedication Testing
Cory Peters, Exelon PowerLabs
SESSION 8
Thursday, August 30, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


8A — Mechanical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Force
Room: D135-136

Mobile Calibration of Scales in Mission
Ralf Weiss, Center for Information Technology and Electronics

Matrix Calibration Basics
Brock Palmer, Interface, Inc.



SESSION 8
Thursday, August 30, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

8B — Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, Measurement Decision Risk | Abstracts
Topic: Uncertainty
Room: D137-140

Sensor Calibration: The Calibration Process, Self-Calibration Benefits, and Common Errors to Eliminate
John Holler, Vibration Research 

Initial Investigations on Establishing New Types of LS2P Microphones as Reference Standards
Michael Mende, Spektra GmbH

SESSION 8
Thursday, August 30, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


8C — Mechanical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Vacuum and Flow
Room: D141-144

Automatic Flowmeter and Dynamic Expansion System for UHV/XHV Studies
Julia Scherschligt, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST/CEESI Liquid Nitrogen Facility
Thomas Kegel, Colorado Engineering Experiment Station, Inc. (CEESI)

SESSION 8
Thursday, August 30, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


8D — Quality Systems and Management | Abstracts
Topic: Panel Presentation | Asset Management
Room: E145-146

Asset Utilization: Methods to Maximize Your Asset Budget
Panelists: Cody Luke, The Boeing Company; Leah Lindstrom, The Boeing Company; Zoe Cline, Fluke Calibration

SESSION 9
Thursday, August 30, 2018
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM


9A — Mechanical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Mass
Room: D135-136

Development of In-Motion Weight Sensor Array
Soo Jeon, University of Waterloo

Development of a Hydrostatic Weighing System for Didactic Activities
Julio Jimenez, UPSRJ

Benefits of Automation in Weight Calibration
Mark Kliebenschaedel, Mettler Toledo GmbH

SESSION 9
Thursday, August 30, 2018
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM


9B — Thermodynamic Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Temperature

Room: D137-140

The Weather Impacts Pipetting
Dr. George Rodrigues, Artel

How to Put Out a Fire in a Liquid Salt Bath: Dealing with the Temperature Problems with Lithium Batteries
Myles Gordon, Exelon PowerLabs

Accurate Temperature Representation of Stored Goods using an Algorithm as a Replacement to a Physical Buffer
Michael Rusnack, AmericanPharma Technologies

SESSION 9
Thursday, August 30, 2018
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM


9C — Global Standards | Abstracts
Topic: ISO/IEC 17025 & Proficiency Testing
Room: D141-144

Risk Based Thinking in the Calibration Laboratory: Practical Examples
Helga Alexander, International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS)

ISO/IEC 17025:2017: Design of the New Calibration Certificate
Gerhard Mihm, Technical Center for Information Technology 81

Risk Based Thinking: A Paradigm Shift in Laboratory Management or Business as Usual
Isabelle Amen, National Research Council Canada (NRC)