The traditional approach to teaching the performance characteristics of measurement systems does not differentiate between manufacturer performance characteristics (in-factory calibration, development of data sheets) and end-user characteristics (interpretation of data sheets, performance estimation and in-situ calibration). This paper presents a novel approach to including teaching the performance characteristics of measurement systems from both points of view. We accomplish this by introducing an active-learning approach in which the students first play the role of manufacturers and later the role of end-users, thus being exposed to the different metrics used in each part of the whole design process.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Engineering Education|
|Issue number||2 PART 1|
|State||Published - May 2 2005|
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