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Consensus Value Method to Compile On-Axis Gain Measurement Results

Published

Author(s)

Jeffrey R. Guerrieri, Michael H. Francis, Ronald C. Wittmann

Abstract

This paper shows that a consensus value method can be used to compile on-axis gain measurement data that have a large range of values and uncertainties. A variety of methods are used to analyze multiple data sets such as un-weighted averages, weighted averages and other statistical means. The appropriate method is usually dependent on characteristics of the data sets such as, the number of data sets, the spread of the data set values and spread of the uncertainty values for each data set. One method determines a consensus value that is calculated using weighted averages of the inverses of the fractional error of each data set. This consensus value method is compared to methods that remove outlying data sets, as well as un-weighted averaging. The results of this comparison show that the consensus value method can be used to calculate an acceptable weighted average of data sets that have a large range of values and uncertainties.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2015 Antenna Measurement Techniques Association
Conference Dates
October 11-16, 2015
Conference Location
Long Beach, CA, US
Conference Title
2015 Antenna Measurement Techniques Association

Keywords

consensus value, outlier removal, non-weighted mean

Citation

Guerrieri, J. , Francis, M. and Wittmann, R. (2015), Consensus Value Method to Compile On-Axis Gain Measurement Results, Proceedings of the 2015 Antenna Measurement Techniques Association, Long Beach, CA, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=919047 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created October 10, 2015, Updated April 12, 2022