Error propagation and signal post-processing in rocket-based experiments

Gábor Balassa, Pál Bencze, Tadeusz Dobrowiecki

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Abstract

This paper describes the error treatment of REXUS rocket-borne measurements of ion density in the middle atmosphere, using so called Gerdien condenser. The main challenge is that measurements in the range of 25-85 km can be carried out only with a sounding rockets or balloons. Therefore not only the measurement time is limited but a lot of noise distorts the data. Another problem is that the measurement model cannot be validated accurately due to the hard accessibility, so apart from a few exceptions we had to rely on probabilistic estimates. Uncertainties and the influencing effects distorting the measurement or endangering the device were estimated, with special attention to environmental effects like shock waves, radiation, photoelectric effect, etc. Finally a full error propagation model has been established and validated through simulations. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th IMEKO TC10 Workshop on Technical Diagnostics 2014
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Measurement Tools in Technical Diagnostics for Systems' Reliability and Safety
PublisherIMEKO-International Measurement Federation Secretariat
Pages12-17
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781632669841
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th IMEKO TC10 Workshop on Technical Diagnostics 2014: Advanced Measurement Tools in Technical Diagnostics for Systems' Reliability and Safety - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: Jun 26 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

Name13th IMEKO TC10 Workshop on Technical Diagnostics 2014: Advanced Measurement Tools in Technical Diagnostics for Systems' Reliability and Safety

Other

Other13th IMEKO TC10 Workshop on Technical Diagnostics 2014: Advanced Measurement Tools in Technical Diagnostics for Systems' Reliability and Safety
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period6/26/146/27/14

Keywords

  • Gerdien condenser
  • Ion mobility
  • Middle atmosphere
  • Uncertainties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Balassa, G., Bencze, P., & Dobrowiecki, T. (2014). Error propagation and signal post-processing in rocket-based experiments. In 13th IMEKO TC10 Workshop on Technical Diagnostics 2014: Advanced Measurement Tools in Technical Diagnostics for Systems' Reliability and Safety (pp. 12-17). (13th IMEKO TC10 Workshop on Technical Diagnostics 2014: Advanced Measurement Tools in Technical Diagnostics for Systems' Reliability and Safety). IMEKO-International Measurement Federation Secretariat.