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TitlePropagating uncertainty in instrumentation systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsHall, B.D.
JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Pagination2376 - 2380
Date Published2005
ISSN00189456 (ISSN)
KeywordsAlgorithms, Instrument errors, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, Measurement errors, Measurement theory, Measurement uncertainty, Modular instrumentation, reliability
AbstractAn algorithm for propagating measurement uncertainty in a system of interconnected modules is presented. The method adheres strictly to current best-practice in the evaluation and reporting of measurement uncertainty. It allows modular instrumentation systems to be designed that will propagate uncertainty automatically. The algorithm is simple, general, efficient, and can be implemented with little difficulty. It inherently provides the kind of dynamic "plug-and-play" flexibility expected of modern instrumentation. © 2005 IEEE.

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