The International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) is taking the lead to transform the International System of Unit (SI) into the digital world and developing a Grand Vision for a SI digital framework. A world-wide agreed, uniform, unambiguous, authoritative and dependable data exchange framework based on the SI described in the current SI Brochure is under development, and possible actions towards making the SI Brochure machine readable is under planning.
This transformation is a major challenge to the sophisticated system of quality infrastructure, consisting of metrology, accreditation, conformity assessment, and market surveillance. The metrology community needs to ensure our services are suitable for the digital future.
NMC is conducting R&D in metrology tools for digital transformation and also digitalisation of our own metrology standards and services. The three main initiatives are:
1) Sensing quality assurance in IoT
2) Digitalisation of reference standards
3) Metrology for smart systems & AI
Besides, NMC is also looking into Digital Calibration Certificate (DCC), which is not just an electronic version of the paper calibration certificate. DCC is machine-readable and will facilitate autonomous information exchange form machine to machine, which enables automation in measurement correction, remote calibration, quality system audit and more.