Korea Research Institute of standards and Science
Highly advanced measurement technology is an indispensable foundation for today's ting-edge technologies and their industrial applications. Not only does such measurement technology provide a technical basis for scientific and industrial activity, but it also plays an essential role in global trade and eventually contributes to the improvement of quality of life. In fact, it is necessary to ensure the reliability and the compatibility of all the testing and measurement results in scientific research, industry and trade. ‘National Standards' is a series of scientific and technological activities being carried out at a national level for the maintenance of such reliability and compatibility. Established in 1975 as the central authority of the national standards system, the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) has been contributing to the development of our national economy and playing an underpinning role in the advancement of science and technology by developing and disseminating national measurement technologies, the fundamentals of all scientific and industrial activities. At present, KRISS maintains the world-class national standards of measurement and testing in 1709 fields. KRISS provides measurement standards services for customers including industry, technological society and the general public in order to enhance the competitiveness of industries such as automobiles, ships, electronic appliances, semiconductors, etc. In addition, KRISS has been engaged in the development of new measurement standards and technologies for pioneering industrial technologies, including bio technology (BT), nano technology (NT), information technology (IT), etc. KRISS has also been devoting itself to the betterment of our quality of life through research and development intended to improve safety and reliability in medical measurement. As a client-oriented research institute, KRISS will continue to further its capabilities to return the most practical and substantial values to the economy and society. While deepening its partnerships with industry, academia and other research organizations at home, KRISS will be working more closely with foreign NMIs and the international measurement science community to be one of 21st century’s top 5 NMIs in the world.
Korea Aerospace Research Institute
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), since its establishment in 1989, has been the driving force behind aerospace research and development in Korea as the leading national R&D institute in this field. KARI’s R&D areas include state-of-the-art aircraft development, satellite development and space launch vehicle development. KARI is also responsible for the quality certification of aircraft and space equipment, as mandated by the government. Korea is about to join the ranks of advanced countries in the aerospace field. Korea launched its first astronaut in April 2008 and became the 9th country to independently launch a satellite into space with the launch of the KSLV-1 (Korea Space Launch Vehicle) in the first half of 2009 followed by the launch of a geostationary satellite, the Communication Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS). Korea will also be hosting the 2009 IAC (International Astronautical Congress) in Daejeon, Korea. Two major government aircraft programs are in progress at KARI, the Korean Helicopter Development Program (KHP), involving the development of core dual-use components, and the Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Development Program with full-scale flight testing of the aircraft. In the area of space technology, after the successful launch of KSLV-Ⅰ and COMS in the first half of 2009, we will be committed to the successful launch of KOMPSAT-5 (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-5) and STSAT-3 (Science and Technology Satellite-3) in 2010, and KOMPSAT-3 in 2011. The 21st century is witness to increasing competition among countries in exploring the skies and outer space. Korea hopes to strengthen its capacity in the aerospace field in accordance with its position as one of the top 10 economies in the world. To this end, KARI is devoted to improving technological competitiveness in aerospace, contributing to technological independence and public well-being, and becoming a world leading aerospace research institute. We ask for your wholehearted support in pursuing our mission to contribute to the welfare of the nation as well as in achieving our goal of becoming a world class aerospace research institute. KARI will promptly provide updates on the status of its R&D programs, management-related information, and the latest domestic and overseas aerospace information via our website.
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Since its foundation in 1976, as the country's largest government-funded research institute specializing in information and communications technology, ETRI has played a central role in making Korea the world's most advanced information and communication powerhouse. Through the years, ETRI has developed the