The mission of NASA’s Metrology and Calibration Program is to ensure the accuracy and reliability of measurements considered essential for NASA safety and mission success, including the selection, control, and use of Measuring and Test Equipment (MTE) for measurement applications that affect safety and mission success. Metrology, defined as the science of measurement, encompasses the controls and requirements necessary to ensure adequate measurement quality and provide measurement assurance. Calibration is an integral part of those measurement controls and is vital to ensuring the continued adequacy of MTE for its intended use.
The Metrology and Calibration Program also collaborates with industry and other government agencies in the development of Metrology and Calibration standards, guidance documents and best practices.
Key program objectives include
- Development of policy and procedural requirements
- Issuance of guidance documents
- Deployment of tools and resources for facilitating the implementation of center Metrology and Calibration programs