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Measurement Assurance for Gage Blocks

Description: Report discussing the philosophy of measurement assurance and the three levels of measurement assurance programs. The measurement assurance programs are outlined to show how control over the measurement process can be maintained and how the offset (or systematic error) from the unit of length maintained by the National Bureau of Standards ban be made negligible. This monograph is intended for those who need to know on a continuing basis the uncertainty of their gage block calibration procedure.
Date: February 1979
Creator: Croarkin, Carroll; Beers, John & Tucker, Clyde
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Temperature-Induced Stresses in Solids of Elementary Shape

Description: Report discussing how solids subjected to non-uniform temperature change develop internal stresses determined by, (1) the temperature distribution within the solid, and (2) certain physical constants of the material. For two varieties of heating, the equations determining stress have been put in convenient form for practical use, and tables of certain temperature functions show how to determine stresses in a slab, in a cylinder, or in a sphere subjected to either of two modes of heating. The temperature-distribution tables independently provide a useful means for the ready estimation of temperature gradients.
Date: June 21, 1960
Creator: Adams, Leason H. & Waxler, Roy M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluating the Impact of Securities Regulation on Venture Capital Markets

Description: Report providing a detailed and analytical assessment of the economic techniques used by researchers to evaluate the efficiency of capital markets. The application of these techniques to that portion of the capital market which supplies venture funds to small, technology-based firms is emphasized. The primary elements of such analysis are the "efficient market ' hypothesis" and the "capital asset pricing model." The empirical analogue of the latter is commonly referred to as the market model."
Date: June 1980
Creator: Barth, James R.; Cordes, Joseph J. & Tassey, Gregory
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New Description of Thorium Spectra

Description: Report discussing wavelengths and estimated intensities in electrodeless lamp and spark sources presented for 15121 lines of ThI, ThII, ThIII, and ThIV in the spectral range from 2000 to 11550 A. Also contains tables of previously published interferometric values.
Date: June 21, 1960
Creator: Zalubas, Romuald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bibliography of Temperature Measurement: January 1953 to June 1960

Description: Report presenting more than 500 references to the field of temperature measurement. These references were collected from two general sources: Scientific and technical literature and government reports. The period covered is from 1953 to June 1960, with some from earlier dates. References are divided into a number of categories based on the type of instrument used. Some references to calibration of instruments and to scientific theories upon which temperature measurement is based are also presented.
Date: April 6, 1961
Creator: Halpern, Carl & Moffat, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Publications Received in the Library of the National Bureau of Standards, July 1962

Description: Report providing an alphabetical listing of the periodicals, both American and foreign, that are currently being received in the Washington (D.C.) Library of the National Bureau of Standards. Approximately 2,000 titles are cited, together with call numbers indicating the location of each in the NBS Washington Library. Although this information was compiled primarily for the use of the Bureau's scientific staff, it is also of value to libraries, scientific and technical organizations, and research workers.
Date: November 23, 1962
Creator: Hopper, Natalie J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Selected Properties of Hydrogen (Engineering Design Data)

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over the thermophysical properties of hydrogen. Properties of hydrogen in varying states (gaseous, liquid, solid, etc.) are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 1981
Creator: Hord, J.; McCarty, Robert D. & Roder, H. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tables of Spectral-Line Intensities: Part 2 - Arranged by Wavelengths

Description: From Preface: "This new edition of the NBS Tables of Spectral-Line Intensities incorporates three improvements on the original edition of 1961. In the original edition only about 25 000 of the 39 000 lines in the tables had been classified. In the ensuing thirteen years, about 8500 more lines (chiefly rare-earths) have been classified and the new classifications are here incorporated."
Date: May 1975
Creator: Meggers, William F.; Corliss, Charles H. & Scribner, Bourdon F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Visual Range: Concepts, Instrumental Determination, and Aviation Applications

Description: From Abstract: "This document is a review of the principles, procedures, and instruments used in the measurement of visual range. The fundamental concepts of the visual range of the objects and lights are discussed. The principles of operation of the several classes of atmospheric attenuation meters are reviewed and representative instruments are described."
Date: June 1977
Creator: Douglas, C. A. & Booker, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plane-Wave Scattering-Matrix Theory of Antennas and Antenna-Antenna Interactions

Description: From Abstract: "This monograph is distinguished by the use of plane-wave spectra for the representation of fields in space and by the consideration of antenna-antenna (antenna-scatterer) interactions at arbitrary separation distances." From Preface: "The primary objective of this monograph is to facilitate the critical acceptance and proper application of antenna and field measurement techniques deriving more or less directly from the plane-wave scattering matrix (PWSM) theory of antennas and antenna-antenna interactions. A second objective is to present some recent and some new theoretical results based on this theory."
Date: June 1981
Creator: Kerns, David M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Nicrosil versus Nisil Thermocouple: Properties and Thermoelectric Reference Data

Description: From Abstract: "This monograph deals with the formulation and development of the new highly stable nickel-base thermocouple alloys Nicrosil (Ni-14.2Cr-1.4Si) and Nisil (Ni-4.4Si-0.1Mg) under the leadership of the Materials Research Laboratories (MRL) of the Australian Government of Defence, and their standardization by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce."
Date: April 1978
Creator: Burley, Noel A.; Powell, Robert L.; Burns, George W.; Scroger, Margaret G.; Burns, George W. & Scroger, Margaret G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Measurement of Lumped Parameter Impedance: A Metrology Guide

Description: Scope of the Guide: "This guide is not all-inclusive of the subject of impedance measurement and the reader should understand at the outset what he can or cannot expect to find. To help in establishing the bounds of subject matter included, consider the ideal impedance-measuring instrument as having the following the characteristics and capabilities: (1) unrestricted frequency range (2) unrestricted impedance range (3) unrestricted capabilities with respect to bias, ambience, applied power, etc. (4) error free (5) performs measurements instantaneously (6) zero acquisition cost (7) zero operating cost."
Date: June 1974
Creator: Jones, R. N. & Anson, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurement Assurance Program - A Case Study: Length Measurements. Part 1. Long Gage Blocks (5 in to 20 in)

Description: From Abstract and Introduction: "This paper is, in essence, a report on the extension of the techniques first suggested in NBS Monograph 103 "Realistic Uncertainties and the Mass Measurement Process" to the area of length measurement. This paper covers the progress to date on the long gage blocks (from 5 to 20 in the length). The purpose of this purpose is to verify the closure between the "old" process and the "new" process, and to describe the present "points of departure" upon which some of the current assigned length values are based."
Date: November 1975
Creator: Pontius, Paul E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Measurement of Network Parameters: A Survey

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over a survey conducted on measurement methods of network parameters. As stated in the introduction, "this paper is concerned with the development of automatic methods of measuring basically the magnitudes and phase differences, or the complex ratio of two sinusoidal voltages, and applications of this capability to determining complex reflection coefficients and transmission coefficients and group delay times of electrical networks" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: June 1976
Creator: Beatty, Robert William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stress Corrosion Cracking Control Measures

Description: From Abstract: "This publication attempts to diminish the incidence of stress corrosion failures by assembling the available practical measures to avoid or minimize the problem and present these measures in a form comprehensible to those persons responsible for the design, fabrication, and maintenance of new structures."
Date: June 1977
Creator: Brown, B. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Institutional Plan for Developing National Standards: With Special Reference to Environment, Safety, and Health

Description: From Abstract: "This plan was commissioned to provide a framework for the development of all essential non-nuclear energy-related, environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) standards for the private sector to coincide with the commercialization of energy technologies."
Date: September 1979
Creator: Steiner, Bruce W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electromagnetic Boundary-Value Problems Based Upon a Modification of Residue Calculus and Function Theoretic Techniques

Description: From Introduction: "The first part of this monograph is concerned with the analysis of closed region wave-guide junction problems. This allows simplification of the techniques to be used since no branch cuts are involved in the spectral representation of the fields. However, the analysis can be extended to open region problems in a logical manner. This is the subject of the second part of this monograph."
Date: June 1979
Creator: Montgomerey, James Patrick & Chang, David C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Physical Properties Data for Rock Salt

Description: From Introduction Monograph Organization: "The Monograph is in six chapters covering the geological, mechanical, optical, thermal, radiation damage, electrical, magnetic, chemical, and physical properties of rock salt and pure NaCl. Each chapter has been written by a different author, or authors, consistent with his field of expertise."
Date: January 1981
Creator: Gevantman, L. H.; Lorenz, J.; Haas, J. L., Jr.; Clynne, M. A.; Schafer, C. M.; Potter, R. W., Jr. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Computers, Health Records, and Citizen Rights

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies on the benefits of computerized record-keeping. Medical records were chosen for the studies, and they also focus on patient privacy and rights. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: December 1976
Creator: Westin, Alan F.; Baker, Michael A.; Annas, George J.; Silberberg, Richard; Broder, Jamie; Isbell, Florence et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corrosion and Protection of Steel Piles in a Natural Seawater Environment

Description: From Introduction: "This paper describes some results of the first eight years of a fifteen year program in which a variety of coating and catholic protection systems are evaluated on their ability to protect steel piles in offshore conditions at Dam Neck, Virginia. It includes a description of the methods used in the evaluation and the results found on these systems."
Date: June 1977
Creator: Escalante, E.; Iverson, W. P.; Gerhold, W. F.; Sanderson, B. T. & Alumbaugh
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tables of Spectral-Line Intensities: Part 1, Arranged by Elements

Description: From Abstract: "Comparisons with other other intensity measurements in individual spectra indicate that the National Bureau of Standards spectral-line intensities may have average errors of 20 percent, but first of all they provide uniform quantitative values for the seventy chemical elements commonly determined by spectrochemists. These data are presented by element in part I, and all 39000 observed lines are given in order of wavelength in part II."
Date: May 1975
Creator: Meggers, William F.; Corliss, Charles H. & Scribner, Bourdon F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department