Structured instrument design
This is a reissue of a paper which appeared in ACTA IMEKO 1988, Proceedings of the 11th Triennial World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), "Instrumentation for the 21st century", 16.-21.10.1988, Houston, pp. 271-275.
The overall system design of measuring instrumentation is currently carried out by an intuitive process. Using a "required plus available" knowledge approach, implemented in computers, the user's domain can be interfaced to measurement engineering expertise providing an effective CAE tool. Progress in this new approach, that promises to dramatically reduce design time, place system generation in the hands of application domain users, and bring about more unity in measurement scholarship, is reviewed.
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