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Title: An object-oriented model of measurement systems
Authors: Yang, QP
Butler, C
Keywords: Measurement science;Measurement system data handling;Modeling;Object-oriented methods;System analysis and design;Virtual instrumentation
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 47 (1): 104-107
Abstract: This paper presents a general object-oriented model for measurement systems. The limitations of the conventional function-oriented models are examined in the light of the generalized concept of measurement and its theoretical framework proposed previously by the authors. The proposed model identifies five classes of objects, i.e., measured object, measuring instrument, reference standard, human observer, and operating environment. Each is characterized by its own attributes and operations or functions at three levels, i.e., internal, operational, and environmental. The interactions between them are also modeled, including the coupling between the measured object and the measuring instrument, the human-instrument interface, the calibration, and the interference. It serves as both a modeling framework and a practical tool for description, analysis and design, and, in particular, for computer-aided analysis and design of a measuring system. It will find applications in instrumentation engineering and measurement research and education.
ISSN: 0018-9456
Appears in Collections:Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering (AMEE)
Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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