NBS Special Publication, Issue 250

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968

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Page 1-1 - THE INSTITUTE FOR BASIC STANDARDS provides the central basis within the United States of a complete and consistent system of physical measurement; coordinates that system with measurement systems of other nations; and furnishes essential services leading to accurate and uniform physical measurements throughout the Nation's scientific community, industry, and commerce.
Page 1-1 - That the functions of the bureau shall consist in the custody of the standards; the comparison of the standards used in scientific investigations, engineering, manufacturing, commerce, and educational institutions with the standards adopted or recognized by the Government; the construction, when necessary, of standards, their multiples and subdivisions; the testing and calibration of standard measuring apparatus; the solution of problems which arise in connection with standards; the determination...
Page ii - This publication contains a descriptive listing, item by item, of most of the test and calibration work done at the National Bureau of Standards with the respective fees.
Page 1-1 - Cooperation with other governmental agencies and with private organizations in the establishment of standard practices, incorporated in codes and specifications. (5) Advisory service to Government agencies on scientific and technical problems. (6) Invention and development of devices to serve special needs of the Government.
Page 1-1 - The development of methods for testing materials, mechanisms, and structures, and the testing of materials, supplies, and equipment, including items purchased for use of Government departments and independent establishments. (d) Cooperation with other governmental agencies and with private organizations in the establishment of standard practices, incorporated in codes and specifications.
Page 1-1 - States for a complete and consistent system of physical measurements, coordinates that system with the measurement systems of other nations, and furnishes essential services leading to accurate and uniform physical measurements throughout the Nation's scientific community, industry, and commerce.
Page 2-22 - Page 43 shunts, current transformers, and voltage (potential) transformers, should be packed in separate boxes to avoid possible damage to the instruments. Heavy pieces should always be shipped in wooden boxes and held in place, if necessary, by checks or cleats. Large transformers, especially those having oilfilled iron cases, should be crated separately and arranged whenever possible so that the terminals can be made accessible for tests without removing the entire crate. (7) The tops of boxes...
Page 1-1 - ... (c) The development of methods for testing materials, mechanisms, and structures, and the testing of materials, supplies, and equipment, including items purchased for use of Government departments and independent establishments. (d) Cooperation with other governmental agencies and with private organizations in the establishment of standard practices, incorporated in codes and specifications.
Page 5-4 - Kc, for bolometer-coupler units is defined as the ratio of the substituted dc power in the bolometer unit on the side arm of the directional coupler to the microwave power incident upon a non-reflecting load connected to the output port of the main arm.

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