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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


    Basic Measurement Uncertainty, Methods and Applications


    Course Instructor:

    Dr. Ronald H. Dieck served as President of the Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society, ISA, (1998-1999) and also served as the President of the Asian Pacific Federation of Instrumentation and Control Societies, APFICS, (2002). He received his BS in Physics and Chemistry from Houghton College in 1964 and his MS in Physics from Trinity College in 1968. He was employed in aerospace and test measurement instrumentation and metrology for over 35 years. He has been directly responsible for data validity and measurement uncertainty assessment as they relate to metrology, calibration, testing and data analysis. He has been the manager of an instrumentation engineering department for a major aerospace corporation and that corporation's Instrumentation Discipline Chief. Mr. Dieck founded and chaired the Data Analysis and Measurement Uncertainty Committees of the Air Pollution Control Association (APCA) and the ISA. He is a co-author of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) performance test code on Measurement Uncertainty and acts as the uncertainty consultant to the SAE E-31 Committee on Gas Turbine Emission Measurements. Mr. Dieck is the 1977 recipient of the ISA Dr. Charles Stark Draper Award for the best tutorial lecture and the 1988 recipient of the Test Measurements Division Mills Dean III Award for service to ISA. He is the author of the text "Measurement Uncertainty, Methods and Applications, 4th Edition," (2006) and a Fellow of ISA in measurement uncertainty.