Project: New primary standards and traceability for radiometry

Europe is home to some of the world’s largest laser and optics companies but, in order to remain competitive, new research needs to focus on developing more efficient light-detecting instruments, known as photodetectors. This project will improve photodetector efficiency and result in high level realisations of the radiometric units. It will also develop new primary standards that can be built directly into applications, improving access to the candela, the SI unit of luminous intensity, for calibration and testing laboratories. The project results will improve quality control in industry and impact on the photodetectors which are integrated into advanced products such as diagnostic devices and the smart imaging technologies used by surveillance cameras and driverless vehicles. To support the uptake of energy efficiency lighting, the new standards will be designed to work with energy efficient solid state lighting technologies such as LEDs.

Acronym SIB57 NEWSTAR (Reference Number: SIB57)
Duration 01/10/2013 - 30/09/2016
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2012 - Industry, SI Broader Scope and Open Excellence

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Coordinator Italy
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Conservatoire national des arts et metiers Partner France
4 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Partner Spain
5 Justervesenet Partner Norway
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 AS Metrosert Partner Estonia
8 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
9 Magyar Kereskedelmi Engedelyezesi Hivatal Partner Hungary
10 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
11 Callaghan Innovation Observer New Zealand
12 Inmetro Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia Observer Brazil
13 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science Observer Korea, Republic of
14 Tallinna Tehnikaulikool Estonia
15 Universitetet I Oslo Norway