Assessment of the Accuracy of a Virtual Multi-Channel Temperature Measuring Instrument
Keywords:accuracy evaluation, uncertainty, temperature measurement, multi-channel instrument, NTC thermistor
The multi-channel temperature measurement system developed works with NTC thermistors. The article presents the results of theoretical and empirical evaluation of accuracy obtained in measurement channels. The basis for the theoretical assessment is the mathematical model for each of the measurement channels and the characteristics of the system elements included in the circuits of the measurement channel. Two different methods were used to theoretically estimate the accuracy: the Gauss Formula and the Monte Carlo method. The empirical assessment of accuracy is supported by measurement data collected during the calibration procedures for the device developed and the results of verification measurements performed on a working device. The exemplary results presented of the accuracy assessment, obtained in the selected channel, are representative of the properties of all other measurement channels. The results of both methods of assessing accuracy in measurement channels are very similar, which confirms the assumptions regarding the implementation of the instrument developed and its good metrological properties.
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