2018 Technical Program

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


1C — Electrical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Electromagnetic Measurements

Room: E141-144

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


1D — Quality Systems and 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

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


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

Arbitrary Power Waveforms Measurement for Electrosurgical Unit Analyzers
Dr. Terry HW Lai, Standards and Calibration Laboratory, The Government of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region

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

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


2B — Thermodynamic Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Temperature
Room: D137-140

Metrology after Mercury
Dawn Cross, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Metrological Parameterization of a High Temperature Furnace using LabView at INM Colombia
Jenniffer Romero Parrado, Instituto Nacional de Metrologia de Colombia

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


2C — Mechanical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Dimensional
Room: E141-144

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 2D
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. Zhaoyu Wang, DWFritz Automation Inc.

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


3C — Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, Measurement Decision Risk | Abstracts
Topic: Uncertainty
Room: E141-144

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
Dr. Terry HW Lai, Standards and Calibration Laboratory, The Government of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region

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

SESSION 3D
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: Tomaso Giannelli, Southern California Edison; Russ Henderson, Chartwell Inc.; Wayne Boone, Alabama Power

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SESSION 4A
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 4B
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
Collin Delker PhD, Sandia National Laboratories

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


4C — Global Standards | Abstracts
Topic: ISO/IEC 17025
Room: E141-144

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 4D
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)

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SESSION 5A
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 5B
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
Dr. Terry HW 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 5C
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


5C — Quantum Standards Applications | Abstracts
Topic: State of the Art Measurements

Room: E141-144

Uncertainty Analysis for AC-DC Difference Measurements with the AC Josephson Voltage Standard
Jason Underwood, PhD. Quantum Measurement Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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


SESSION 5D
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

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


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

Calibration of Environmental Sensors for Mass Metrology
Edward Mulhern, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Primary Reference for Small Mass Based on Electrostatics
Dr. Gordon Shaw, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Comparison of Gravimetric and Resonator Based Mass Measurements
Dr. Hamza Shakeel, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
 
SESSION 6C
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


6C — Thermodynamic Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Temperature
Room: E141-144

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 6D
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
Dr. Jan "JT" Janssen, National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

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

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

7C — Global Standards
|Abstracts
Topic: New Standards Implementation Challenges
Room: E141-144


Impartiality and Association: Mutually Exclusive or Can They Coexist?
Georgette Macdonald, 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 7D
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

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


8C — Mechanical Measurements | Abstracts
Topic: Vacuum and Flow
Room: E141-144

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

NIST/CEESI Liquid Nitrogen Facility
Rich Schoonover, Colorado Engineering Experiment Station, Inc. (CEESI)

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


8D — Learning and Development | Abstracts
Topic: Panel Presentation 
Room: E145-146

Early Career Professionals and Technical Training
Panelists: Nick Rider, The Boeing Company; Justin Gilbert, Daikin Applied;
Leah Lindstrom, The Boeing Company; Ani Bomben, Tektronix
 

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SESSION 9A
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, Polytechnic University of Santa Rosa Jáuregui (UPSRJ)

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

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


9C — Global Standards | Abstracts
Topic: ISO/IEC 17025 & Proficiency Testing
Room: E141-144

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)

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