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TitleA design pattern to encapsulate measurement uncertainty in reusable instrumentation modules
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsHall, B.D.
Conference NameAUTOTESTCON (Proceedings)
Date Published2002
KeywordsAlgorithms, C (programming language), Functions, Iterative methods, Large scale systems, Measurement theory, Measurement uncertainty, Modular instrumentation systems, Software engineering, Uncertain systems, Uncertainty propagation
AbstractA method of encapsulating and propagating measurement uncertainty information in modular instrumentation systems is described. The technique is simple to implement and fully compliant with international best practice. Measurement uncertainty is a fundamental aspect of any measurement system and is currently difficult to manage when systems are subjected to configuration changes. The technique could provide a significant step forward in maintaining the integrity of complex systems.

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