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Report on complex measurement uncertainty

19 January, 2012

A new report provides a valuable summary of methods for calculating the measurement uncertainy of complex quatities.

The report describes methods of evaluating measurement uncertainty in complex quantities with a particular emphasis on RF and microwave measurements. The intent is to provide a concise reference.


Content includes:

  • the statement of uncertainty for a complex quantity
  • statistical evaluation of uncertainty (type-A)
  • evaluation of uncertainty from other information (type-B)
  • propagation of uncertainty
  • degrees of freedom

Sections begin with a summary of the particular topic, followed by subsections with supplementary information and comments. Software examples are given at the end of each section.

The report is available here.

Other related reports are available here.