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Title: Microfabricated Chip for Calibration of Field Instruments.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the IEEE Conference on Homeland Security held May 16-17, 2007 in Boston, MA.
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United States

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Moorman, Matthew W, Manginell, Ronald P, Tappan, Alexander S, Robinson, Alex L., and Linker, Kevin L. Microfabricated Chip for Calibration of Field Instruments.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Moorman, Matthew W, Manginell, Ronald P, Tappan, Alexander S, Robinson, Alex L., & Linker, Kevin L. Microfabricated Chip for Calibration of Field Instruments.. United States.
Moorman, Matthew W, Manginell, Ronald P, Tappan, Alexander S, Robinson, Alex L., and Linker, Kevin L. Thu . "Microfabricated Chip for Calibration of Field Instruments.". United States. doi:.
title = {Microfabricated Chip for Calibration of Field Instruments.},
author = {Moorman, Matthew W and Manginell, Ronald P and Tappan, Alexander S and Robinson, Alex L. and Linker, Kevin L.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}

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  • A microfabricated field calibration assembly for use in calibrating analytical instruments and sensor systems. The assembly comprises a circuit board comprising one or more resistively heatable microbridge elements, an interface device that enables addressable heating of the microbridge elements, and, in some embodiments, a means for positioning the circuit board within an inlet structure of an analytical instrument or sensor system.
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  • An experiment known as the CALibration Demonstration EXercise (CALDEX) has tested volume, weight, and level measurement instruments in a 12,500-{ell} annular vessel. Data from this experiment were statistically analyzed in the following ways: Data from various high-precision differential pressure gauges, liquid-level determination instruments, and weight devices were analyzed and compared; Incremental inputs to the tank, determined by a high-precision balance and rotary piston meter, were compared with load cell measurements and found to agree; and Data from precision pressure gauges did not vary significantly among gauges; data from capacitive level measurement instruments did not vary either. However, data from themore » sonic probe were not consistent enough to make comparison meaningful. 3 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.« less