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Mathematical modelling in the analysis and design of hard and soft measurement systems

Khan, S. & Finkelstein, L. (2013). Mathematical modelling in the analysis and design of hard and soft measurement systems. Measurement, 46(8), pp. 2936-2941. doi: 10.1016/j.measurement.2013.04.045


This paper briefly looks into the role and extent of mathematical modelling in the design and analysis of measurement systems, especially measurement sub-systems in the form of instruments and instrument elements. These fall within the classical domain of hard measurement (physical, strongly-defined measurement). It also examines the role and use of mathematical modelling in the area of soft measurement (non-physical, weakly defined measurement). These constitute two sub-sets of widely-defined measurement. Based on a number of examples it demonstrates the use of modern modelling techniques in the design and analysis of sub-systems in measurement technology. In doing so, it focuses on the scope and importance of physical modelling at a sub-system level, which ultimately contributes to modelling activities at a global systems level.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2013, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Publisher Keywords: Mathematical models; Measurement and instrumentation; Design; Soft measurement; Weakly-defined measurement
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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