ASPE Proceedings, Uncertainty Analysis in Measurement and Design
June 30 - July 1, 2004
The Nittany Lion Inn
Penn State University
University Park, PA

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Technical Sessions

Session I
Standards Activities in Measurement Uncertainty
Wednesday, June 30, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

  1. The Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology: Supplementing the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement
    Estler, W. T. (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Standards Activities in Measurement Uncertainty/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  2. Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability Issues: A Standards Activity Update
    Phillips, S. D. (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Standards Activities in Measurement Uncertainty/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  3. Uncertainty Due to Finite Resolution Measurements
    Phillips, S. D.; Tolman, B.; Estler, W. T. (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Standards Activities in Measurement Uncertainty/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer


Session II
Uncertainty Issues in Industry
Wednesday, June 30, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  1. The History and Current Status of Traceability
    Doiron, T. (National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Uncertainty Issues in Industry/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  2. The Uncertain State of Uncertainty in Industry
    Shah, D. A. (E=mc3 Solutions)
    Uncertainty Issues in Industry/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  3. Industrial Applications of Uncertainty Analysis
    Arenberg, J. W. (Northrop Grumman Space Technology)
    Uncertainty Issues in Industry/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer


Session III
Calibration and Measurement Modeling
Wednesday, June 30, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

  1. Overview of Uncertainty Analyses for Gauge Block Calibration (Invited Paper)
    Decker, J. E. (National Research Council of Canada); and Schödel, R.; Bönsch, G. (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB))
    Calibration and Measurement Modeling/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  2. In-situ Calibration of a Redundant Measurement System for Manipulator Positioning
    Meyer, P. J.; van Eijk, J. (Philips CFT)
    Calibration and Measurement Modeling/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  3. A Systematic Approach to the Modeling of Measurements for Uncertainty Analysis
    Sommer, K.-D. (Landesamt für Mess- und Eichwesen Thueringen (LMET)); Siebert, B. R. L.; Kochsiek, M. (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)); and Weckenmann, A. A. (University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
    Calibration and Measurement Modeling/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer


Session IV
Monte Carlo Methods for Uncertainty Evaluation
Wednesday, June 30, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

  1. Application of Simulation Software to Coordinate Measurement Uncertainty Evaluation
    Summerhays, K. D.; Baldwin, J. M.; Campbell, D. A.; Henke, R. P. (MetroSage LLC)
    Monte Carlo Methods for Uncertainty Evaluation/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  2. Structural Inference for Uncertainty Evaluation with Application to Calibration Experiments
    Iyer, H. K.; Wang, C. M. J. (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Monte Carlo Methods for Uncertainty Evaluation/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer


Session V
Uncertainty and Optical Metrology
Thursday, July 1, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

  1. Surface Figure Measurement at 80K: Alignment and Uncertainty Analysis
    Blake, P. N.; Mink, R. G.; Chambers, J.; Davila, P. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center); and Robinson, F. D. (Orbital Sciences Corporation)
    Uncertainty and Optical Metrology/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  2. Radius of Curvature Uncertainty: Nonlinear Measurand and Treatment
    Schmitz, T. L. (University of Florida); and Davies, A. D. (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
    Uncertainty and Optical Metrology/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  3. Accuracy Evaluation of White Light Interferometer Reference Signal
    Wan, D.-S.; Frey, E.; Novak, E. L. (Veeco Instruments, Inc.)
    Uncertainty and Optical Metrology/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer


Session VI
Interferometry/ Interlaboratory Comparisons
Thursday, July 1, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  1. Displacement Measuring Interferometry Measurement Uncertainty
    Holmes, M. L.; Evans, C. J. (Zygo Corporation)
    Interferometry - Interlaboratory Comparisons/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  2. Bayesian Methods for Statistical Inference on the Common Mean of Multiple Data Sources
    Lu, Z.-Q. J.; Guthrie, R. W. (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Interferometry - Interlaboratory Comparisons/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  3. Uncertainty Analysis of Interlaboratory Studies with Linear Trends
    Zhang, N. F.; Liu, H.-K.; Sedransk, N.; Strawderman, W. E. (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Interferometry - Interlaboratory Comparisons/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer


Session VII
Applications and Measurement Modeling
Thursday, July 1, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

  1. Uncertainty Analysis of Kolsky Bar Strain Gage Output
    Rhorer, R. L. (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Applications and Measurement Modeling/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  2. Characterization of a Turbine Airfoil Cooling Hole Check Standard for 5-axis CMMs – Uncertainty Reduction by Redundancy and Error Reversal
    Drescher, J. D. (UTC – Pratt & Whitney)
    Applications and Measurement Modeling/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer
  3. Using Homogenous Transformation Matrices to Define the Measurand for Uncertainty Analysis of Complex Measurement Systems
    Schmitz, T. L.; Ziegert, J. C.; Canning, J. S. (University of Florida)
    Applications and Measurement Modeling/Oral/Abstract/2004 Summer

Poster Session
Wednesday, June 30, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

  1. Methods for Improving Accuracy and Repeatability in the Position of a Workpiece in Chucking
    Byun, J.; Liu, C. R. (Purdue University)
    Uncertainty Analysis in Measurement and Design/Poster/Abstract/2004 Summer
  2. Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinate Transformations in Error Budgets
    Smith, P. T. U. (University of Kentucky); and Vallance, R. R. (The George Washington University)
    Uncertainty Analysis in Measurement and Design/Poster/Abstract/2004 Summer
  3. Evaluation of the Geometrical Uncertainty of Helix Deviation Measurements Using the Monte Carlo Simulation
    Tanaka, H. (National Metrology Institute of Japan/AIST); Shimojo, M. (The University of
    Electro-Communications); and Sato, T. (Osaka Seimitsu Kikai Co., Ltd.)
    Uncertainty Analysis in Measurement and Design/Poster/Abstract/2004 Summer
  4. The “Virtual CMM”, a Software Tool for Uncertainty Evaluation -- Practical Application in an Accredited Calibration Lab
    Trenk, M (Feinmess GmbH & Co., KG); and Franke, M.; Schwenke, H. I.
    (Physikalish-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB))
    Uncertainty Analysis in Measurement and Design/Poster/Abstract/2004 Summer
  5. A Framework for Uncertainty Evaluation of GPS Standard-chain
    Wang, J. X.; Ma, L. M.; Jiang, X. Q.; Xu, Z. G.; Li, Z. (Huazhong University of Science & Technology)
    Uncertainty Analysis in Measurement and Design/Poster/Abstract/2004 Summer