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Analysis of key comparison data: unstable travelling standards.

Elster, C*; Wöger, W*; Cox, M G (2005) Analysis of key comparison data: unstable travelling standards. Measurement, 48. pp. 883-893.

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A procedure for the analysis of key comparison data is proposed in the case where the travelling standard shows a deterministic or random drift. It is assumed that some parametric model such as a linear trend is appropriate for modelling the deterministic part of the drift. The random part of the drift is assumed to be adequately described by a random walk model. The chosen drift model is determined by least squares and a model check is carried out. If the model check is satisfied the derived drift model is applied to determine degrees of equivalence. A star-type sequence is required for the comparison in order to check the adequacy of the random drift model. The procedure is illustrated by its application to simulated data.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: artefact drift, deterministic model, random walk model, model-data consistency
Subjects: Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Mathematics and Scientific Computing > Measurement Uncertainties
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:16
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/3824

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