Southern US Region -  Huntsville Section (1223)

NCSLI Huntsville Section Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Please Join Us!
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NCSLI Region Coordinator:
Beverly Garcia
JM Test Systems, Inc.
7323 Tom Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70806 
256-714-2602
beverlygarcia@jmtest.com

Meeting Date & Time
Thursday, November 21, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Meeting Location

Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge and Convention Center
1155 Lodge Dr.
Guntersville, AL 35976
Goldenrod Room
Hotel rooms available at a discounted rate for attendees. Please contact Beverly Garcia for details.

Cost to Attend
Complimentary NCSLI Meeting

Meeting Speakers


Topic: : Dynamic Sensor Calibration and Characterization
Mike Dillon, The Modal Shop
Abstract: :In addition to a brief overview of accelerometer calibration, the presentation will share the techniques PCB uses to determine many of the other sensor specifications we publish. We also describe the specification verification techniques we use, in addition to acceptance testing.

Topic: Maintaining Compliance with your Computerized LIMS 
Mike Linn, Indysoft
Abstract: Laboratory generated data and the control of information is critical to laboratory operations. From the collection of measurement data to the reporting of operational key performance indicators, laboratory managers are challenged to implement systems to manage their information. This presentation will discuss options for lab managers to comply with the various regulatory and accreditation requirements for laboratory information management systems with a focus on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Section 7.11.

Topic: Measurement of RF power using Calorimetric Method

Speakers’ Name: Andy Brush, Tegam
Abstract: Traceability of measurement of RF power on the order of several Watts to kilowatts has historically been accomplished using either coupler methods (Bramall), or calorimetric methods.  My talk will cover the challenges involved in building calorimeters of up to 10 kW, and using these calorimeters to calibrate couplers and other commercial through-line sensors.  We will look into sources of uncertainty and projected uncertainty budgets for primary calibrations.  Using best practices, it is possible to calibrate stable sensors with low reflection with uncertainty with uncertainties better than 0.5 %.


Meeting Agenda:
8:30 – 9:00       Registration, breakfast 

9:00 -9:15        Welcome, introductions and announcement of new Huntsville Section Coordinator Kirk Foster

9:15 – 10:00    Andy Brush, Tegam, Measurement of RF power using Calorimetric Method

10:00 – 10:15  VIDEO NIST SI Redefinition

10:15 – 11:00  Mike Linn, Indysoft, Maintaining Compliance with your Computerized LIMS

11:00 -11:15    Break

11:15 – 12:00  Adam Croan, National Instruments

12:00 – 1:00    Group Photo,  Lunch “dutch treat” Pinecrest dining room

1:00  –  2:00     Mike Dillon, The Modal Shop, Dynamic Sensor Calibration and Characterization

2:00 – 2:15       VIDEO TBA

2:15 – 3:15       Heather Wade, Heather Wade Group, LLC, How to Determine Equipment Accuracy for Test Method Specs  

3:15 – 3:30       Meeting wrap-up, door prizes, adjourn


Trouble registering online? Please call the business office at 303-440-3339 or email
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Past Meetings and Events


Huntsville Section Meeting, Thursday November 15, 2018
The Huntsville fall section meeting was held on Thursday November 15, 2018. The venue of Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge and Convention center was chosen much to the delight of the section members and meeting attendees.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)


Huntsville Section Meeting, Thursday May 3, 2018

Huntsville Section 1223 met for their 2018 Spring meeting on Thursday, May 3, bringing to culmination an eventful week for the NCSLI Southeast US Division. Again, The Shelby Center for Science and Technology located on the campus of the University of Alabama Huntsville, was the venue. Participants from both government and private industries attended.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)


Huntsville Section Meeting, Thursday May 18, 2018
The Huntsville spring section meeting was held on May 18, 2017 at the Shelby Center for Science and Technology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)


Huntsville Section Meeting, Thursday November 19, 2015
The Shelby Center for Science and Technology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, served as the venue for the NCSLI Huntsville Section meeting held November 19, 2015 with near record attendance! 


Huntsville Section Meeting, November 2014
Blue skies and a sparkling Lake Guntersville served as the backdrop for the Huntsville Section Fall meeting held at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge Goldenrod Room on November 20, 2014.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)