Calibration

Definition: The set of operations which establish, under the conditions of the experiment to be run, the relationship between values indicated by a measuring instrument or measuring system, or values, represented by a material measure, and the corresponding known value of a measurand or its derivative. The result of a calibration permits the estimation of errors of indication of the measuring instrument, or the assignment of values to marks on arbitrary scales. The result of a calibration is sometimes expressed as a calibration factor, or as a series of calibration factors in the form of a calibration curve. Definition: The set of operations which establish, under the conditions of the experiment to be run, the relationship between values indicated by a measuring instrument or measuring system, or values, represented by a material measure, and the corresponding known value of a measurand or its derivative. The result of a calibration permits the estimation of errors of indication of the measuring instrument, or the assignment of values to marks on arbitrary scales. The result of a calibration is sometimes expressed as a calibration factor, or as a series of calibration factors in the form of a calibration curve.

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References: G. van der Horn and J. Huijsing. Integrated Smart Sensors: Design and Calibration. The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science. Springer US, 1997. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4757-2890-3

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