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Publication Citation: Uncertainty and Dimensional Calibrations

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Author(s): Theodore D. Doiron; John R. Stoup;
Title: Uncertainty and Dimensional Calibrations
Published: November 01, 1997
Abstract: The calculation of uncertainty for a measurement is an effort to set reasonable bounds for the measurement result according to standardized rules. Since every measurement produces only an estimate of the answer, the primary requisite of an uncertainty statement is to inform the reader of how sure the writer is that the answer is in a certain range. This report explains how we have implemented these rules for dimensional calibrations of nine different types of gages: gage blocks, gage wires, ring gages, gage balls, roundness standards, optical flats, indexing tables, angle blocks, and sieves.
Citation: Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Volume: 102(6)
Pages: pp. 647 - 676
Keywords: angle standards;calibration;dimensional metrology;gage blocks;gages;optical flats;uncertainty;uncertainty budget
Research Areas: Metrology, Manufacturing
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