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Day 0 - (Mon 5th Nov 2001)

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Pre-Registration Drinks

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Day 1 - (Tues 6th Nov 2001)

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10:10

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Dimensional Session

Surface Texture (1A1) - after 100 years can we really measure surface texture?

  • Current problems in the field of surface texture measurement
    R Leach, NPL
  • Recent advances in 3D surface characterisation
    L Blunt, Huddersfield Uni
  • A comparative study of roughness measurement using interference microscopy and atomic force microscopy
    A Kuhle, Danish Institute of Fundamental Metrology
  • Surface metrology in the real world and other worlds
    J Muhl, Rosland Precision

SSFM Session (Software Support for Metrology)
Numerical Algorithm Design and Testing (1B1)

  • Why is numerical analysis important to metrology
    A Crampton, Huddersfield Uni
  • Numerical algorithms for metrology
    I Reid, NAG Ltd
  • Testing the numerical correctness of software for the calculation of sample standard deviation
    M Dainton, NPL

BEMC

DC Measurements (1C1)

Chair: Doug Skinner - consultant

  • Maintenance and dissemination of representations of the volt by Zener-diode-based DC voltage references (status and problems)
    T Witt, BIPM
  • Resistance radio measurements with dual Josephson voltage standard using SINIS Josephson arrays
    T Funck Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
  • Anomalous behaviour of precision standard resistors due to changes in ambient temperature
    P Warnecke Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
  • Design and evaluation of metrology class, delta-sigma analogue to digital converter for the LHC project at CERN
    J Pickering Metron Designs Ltd
  • The traceable measurement of magnetic moment and the calibration of commercial magnetometers
    M Hall, NPL
12:40

Lunch

14:00

Dimensional Session

Vision Systems (1A2)

  • Calibration of standards for vision systems
    M McCarthy, NPL
  • Issues affecting non-contact dimensional metrology in the shop floor environment
    C Harper, Vision Engineering
  • New opportunities in non-contact 3D measurement
    S Marshall, 3D-MATIC Faraday Partnership, University of Glasgow, J Gilby SIRA Ltd
  • When not to make contact
    S Cosham, Baty International

SSFM Session (Software Support for Metrology)
Models for Metrology and their Validation (1B2)

  • Use of Monte Carlo simulation for uncertainty evaluation in metrology
    B Siebert, PTB
  • Model validation in metrology
    A Forbes, NPL
  • Finite element optimisation for problems in acoustics
    L Wright, NPL

BEMC

Developments in Fundamental Metrology (1C2)

Chair: Pater Warnecke - PTB Germany

  • Progress report of the quantum metrological triangle experiment at BNM
    F Piquemal, BNM France
  • Temperature as a limitation to setsaw devices as quantum standards of current
    N Fletcher, NPL
  • High-temperature superconductor Josephson junction arrays for possible applications in quantum voltage metrology
    A Klushin, Institut feur schichten und grenzfleachen
  • Towards a quantum capacitance standard
    S Giblin, NPL
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Coffee

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Dimensional Session

Coordinate Metrology (1A3)

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  • Large scale metrology in theory and practice
    S Kyle, Lecia Geosystems
  • DI Verification of CMM's and 3D Measuring Systems
    I Caville, Measurement Solutions Ltd
  • Cost Effective Accuracy from CMMs
    A Domleo, Eley Metrology Ltd
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing Measurement (CAM2)
    Peter Reeves, FARO UK

NMC Poster Session (1B3)

  • Transient Methods for Measuring Thermophysical Parameters of Materials
    Ludovit Kubicar, Institute of Physics SAS
  • National Vocational Qualifications with Measurement-Related Evidence Routes
    Barry Jones, Brunel University
  • Experimental Assessment of the Launching Behaviour of a Free-Fall Lifeboat
    Zbignie Wisniewski, Gydnia Maritime Academy
  • Use of 3D Analysis to Investigate the Surface replication of PMMA Bone Cement on Stainless Steel Femoral Stems
    Leigh Toni Brown, University of Huddersfield
  • The Fight Against Fraud - Helping SMEs through European Funding
    Catherine Holt, Beta Technology Ltd
  • 10th International Metrology Congress: an overview
    Keith Berry, NPL
  • The Calibration and Use of Commercial Low Relative Magnetic Permeability Measurement Equipment in Mass Metrology
    Michael Hall, NPL

BEMC

Guided Wave and Network Measurements (1C3)

Chair: Jan de Vreede - Nmi Netherlands

  • Metrology on light wave components
    R Pollard, Leeds University
  • Measurement of the sheet resistance of resistive films on thin substrates from 120 to 175 Ghz using dielectric waveguides
    R Collier, The University of Cambridge
  • Improvements in national S-parameter measurements in rectangular waveguide at millimetre-wave frequencies
    M Maddock, NPL
  • Noise parameter uncertainties from Monte Carlo simulations
    J Randa, NIST
  • Recent RF and microwave mixer and power sensors measurement
    J Howes, NPL
17:30

Technical Programme End

19:30

Conference Dinner

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Day 2 - (Wed 7th Nov 2001)

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Uncertainty Workshop (2A1)

  • Introduction to uncertainty evaluation
    S Bell, NPL
  • Uncertainty in testing - a guide to the evaluation and reporting the uncertainty of measurement in testing
    K Birch, BMTA
  • Presentation to be determined by UKAS
    J Hurll, UKAS

Mass-Spec for Life Sciences in the 21st Century

Emerging Technology (2B1)

  • Mass Spec in the life sciences: what can we do, what can we hope to do?
    S Gaskell, UMIST

BEMC

Arthur Earle "Arlie" Bailey Memorial Session (2C1)

Chair: S Pollitt - NPL

  • Introduction
    P Melville, Director of Profession IOP and S Mair, Managing Director of INSPEC, IEE
  • The work of Arlie Bailey and its impact on today's technology
    R Yell
  • Radio frequency metrology from NBS to NIST, the legacy
    D Friday, NIST
10:45

Coffee

11:15

Uncertainty Workshop (2A2)

Chair: M Cox, NPL

  • Industrial methodology for uncertainty in quality and process improvement
    A Jones, Rolls Royce
  • Panel discussion/surgery session

Mass-Spec for Life Sciences in the 21st Century

Emerging Technology (2B2)

  • Overview of mass spec techniques for life sciences
    A Ashcroft, Leeds Uni
  • Developments in automation and miniaturisation
    S Lane, GSK
  • Development of standards and QC materials in the UK and overseas
    A Woolford, LGC

BEMC

RF and Microwave Metrology (2C2)

Chair: Dennis Friday, NIST

  • A 2.4mm coaxial power standard at NIST
    T Crowley, NIST
  • Calibration history of waveguide thermistor power standards in the UK
    J Miall, NPL
  • Measurement of electromagnetic surface waves using an optically modulated scatterer
    R Clarke, NPL
  • Investigation of the energy distribution in a re-entrant Cavity operating at 900 MHz.
    G Hill, NPL
12:45

Lunch

14:00

Materials Session

Life Performance (2A3)

Chair: P Mulvihill, Powergen

  • Cost of corrosion/Corrosion test standardisation
    P McIntyre, IoM
  • Degradation in electronic systems
    B Newman, Lucas Verity
  • Measurement issues for protective coatings
    R Hudson, Corus

Mass-Spec for Life Sciences in the 21st Century

Emerging Applications (2B3)

Chair: M Sargent, LGC

  • Protein peptide identification using MALDI-QTOF and bioinformatics
    D Pappin, CSC at Imperial College
  • Isotope coded affinity tagging (ICAT) for the relative quantitation of proteins
    M Hornshaw, Applied Biosystems
  • Protein-protein interactions
    C Robinson, Oxford University

BEMC

Low Frequency Impedance and Quantum Hall Resistance (2C3)

Chair: Alan Coster Dowding and Mills Calibration

  • A High Voltage Four Terminal DC Resistance Bridge
    B Wood, NRC (Canada)
  • Impedance measurements at frequencies up to 1MHz
    S Awan, NPL
  • Progress on an automated coaxial ac bridge for capacitance comparison
    S Giblin, NPL
  • A cryogenic current comparator bridge for quantum Hall resistance ratio measurement
    P Kleinschmidt, NPL
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Coffee

16:00

Materials Session

Life Performance (2A4)

Chair: P Mulvihill

  • Environmentally assisted cracking of materials
    A Turnball, NPL
  • Corrosion issues at high temperature
    S Osgerby, NPL

Mass-Spec for Life Sciences in the 21st Century

Emerging Applications (2B4)

  • Identification and quantitation of oligeonucleotides
    G O'Connor, LGC
  • SNP analysis using TOF mass spectrometry
    P Whittaker, Sanger Centre
  • Future developments - towards the complete characterisation machine
    F Pullen, Pfizer

BEMC

Communications and the Internet (2C4)

Chair: John Pickering, Metron Design Ltd

  • Measurement Related Issues in Digital Communications
    T Masson, Agilent
  • Solid broadband tissue simulant materials for phantoms
    I Youngs, DERA
  • Recent advances in Internet calibrations for high frequency electrical quantities
    N Ridler, NPL
  • Progress towards Internet based traceable calibration of electrical quantities
    S Awan, NPL
  • Time and frequency transfer using GPS common-view
    Dr John Davis, NPL
17:30

Technical Programme End

17:30

Biotechnology Launch

19:30

Mass-Spec for Life Sciences Dinner

FLUKE Social Event

Evening
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Day 3 - (Thurs 8th Nov 2001)

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Materials Session

Smart Materials (3A1) in association with The Institute of Materials

  • Smart materials: complexity of measurement
    Markys G Cain, NPL
  • Ferroelectric Materials and their applications in Microsystems and Nanotechnology
    Roger W. Whatmore, Cranfield University

Measurement Industry Session (3B1)

  • International tractability of certified reference materials for UV-Visible spectrophotmetry
    D Irish, Thermo Spectronic
  • LIMS
    S Lower, SIRA
  • Foresight and technology roadmapping in measurement and instrumentation
    B Berry, NPL

BEMC Poster Session (3C1)

Chair: Roger Worrall UKAS

  • A CCC resistance bridge for the range 10K Ohm to 1G Ohm
    Mr Nick Fletcher, NPL
  • Controlling the laboratory using LabVIEW
    Dr Jan-Theodoor Janssen, NPL
  • Optoelectronic converters for higher precision measuring instrumentation
    Yuri Trofimov, Institute of Electronics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
  • A programmable bias source for binary Josephson junction arrays
    Mr Pravin Patel, NPL
  • Portable capacitance standards
    Mr Pravin Patel, NPL
  • Preliminary results of high voltage AC/DC difference measurements under humidity step change
    Ling Xiang Liu, National Measurement Centre of Singapore Productivity and Standards Board.
  • Development of an AC voltage standard based on a current steering DAC
    Mr Paul Wright, NPL
  • Multiple tones in power calibration
    Mr Dave Coombes, Fluke Precision Measurements
  • Comparison of the Measurement of Current Transformers EUROMET Project 473
    Mr Stuart Harmon
  • Measurements of the Electrical Conductivity of Water
    Dr RG Jones
  • VNA based wideband mobile radio channel sounder
    Lloyd Lukama
  • Modelling the Effect of Port Recession on VNA One-Port Calibrations
    Manuel Rodriguez
  • The fully integrated miniaturised optical electric field sensor
    Dr Wenlie Liang
  • On the Prediction and Measurement of the Electromagnetic Fields Close to a Coated Diffracting Edge at Grazing Incidence
    Mr R N Clarke
  • Traceable calibration of a GPS Disciplined Oscillator
    Mr Dave Coombes
  • Towards A Caesium Fountain Primary Frequency Standard At The NPL
    Dr Dale Henderson

UKAS FORA (3D1)

Closed Session

10:45

Coffee

11:15

Materials Session

Smart Materials (3A2) in association with The Institute of Materials

  • Smart Materials and Structures - Implications for Standards, Measurement and Design codes
    Professor Clifford Friend, University of Cranfield
  • Smart Materials in surgery
    Dr Tony Anson, Anson Medical
  • Fibre Optic Strain Sensing Comes of Age
    Dr Robert Kenny, Smart Fibres Ltd.

Measurement Industry Session (3B2)

  • Instrumentation for the investigation of the performance of pneumatic solid handling systems
    J Pugh, Glasgow Caledonian Uni
  • Closing the measurement gap
    P Roberts, Fluke
  • Using software to collect and report the calibration information required by ISO 17025
    N Finch, Fluke

BEMC

AC measurements (3C2)

Chair: Peter Crisp Fluke Precision Measurement Ltd

  • Calibration of AC-DC Transfer Shunts at Currents up to 100A and at Frequencies up to 100KHz J Kinard, NIST
  • AC methods of measuring current shunts
    R Jones, NPL
  • Arbitrary waveform synthesis using binary Josephson arrays
    P Kleinshcmidt, NPL
  • Methods for the calibration of flickmeters
    P Wright, NPL

UKAS FORA (3D2)

Closed Session

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Good Measurement Practice Session (3A3)

  • Specification for performance
    P Zecchin, Nobel Systems Ltd
  • Considerations in the selection of a suitable standard to perform pressure calibration
    M Collins, Druck
  • The changing face of measurement audits
    L Cronin, Consultant LBCS
  • The Environment Agency's monitoring certification scheme MCERTS
    S Newstead, Environment Agency

Measurement In-source or Out-source? (3B3)

BEMC

EMC and antenna measurements (3C3)

Chair: Simon Mann, NRPB

  • Antenna measurements: subtle science or exact art?
    David Brain, ERA Technology
  • Calibration of monopole antennas in a GTEM cell
    D Knight, NPL
  • A new method for circular or spherical near-field scanning
    J Nye, Bristol University
  • A novel immunity measurement technique for digital systems
    A Marvin, University of York

 

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