Stochastic and reactive methods for the determination of optimal calibration intervals

E. Nunzi, G. Panfilo, P. Tavella, P. Carbone, D. Petri
Proceedings of the 21st IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37510)  
The length of calibration intervals of measurement instrumentations can be determined by means of several techniques. In this paper three different methods are compared for the establishment of optimal calibration intervals of atomic clocks. The first one, is based on a stochastic model, and provides the estimation of the calibration interval also in the transient situation, while the others, attain to the class of the so-called reactive methods, which determine the value of the optimal
more » ... on the basis of the last calibration outcomes. Algorithms have been applied to experimental data and obtained results have been compared in order to determine the most effective technique. Since the analyzed reactive methods present a large transient time, a new algorithm is proposed and applied to the available data.
doi:10.1109/imtc.2004.1351006 fatcat:yysl2vwxmrbshnpceoohuejo6a