1st Edition

Handbook of Measurements Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision

Edited By Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz Copyright 2016
    728 Pages 270 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    728 Pages 270 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Planning, measuring, and paying attention to details form the basis for all successful engineering operations. Measurements pervade everything we do and must be viewed from a systems perspective. A comprehensive all-encompassing guide to measurements, Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision focuses on high-level engineering computations essential for benchmarks and technical innovation. The book uses a systems framework and a technically rigorous approach to systems linking of measurements—an approach that sets it apart from other handbooks.

    The popular saying "measure twice and cut once" bears out the importance of measurements in human endeavors. This handbook covers both qualitative and quantitative topics of measurement. It opens with a chapter on the fundamentals of measurement and includes coverage of human-centric measurements, such as measurement of personnel productivity and contractor performance. It concludes with three appendices on measurement, references, conversion factors, equations, formulas, and statistics for measurement.

    It is well understood that humans cannot manage anything that cannot be measured. All elements involved in our day-to-day decision making involve some form of measurement, whether in the kitchen, retail, sports, service operations, geographical exploration, health care delivery, worker productivity, clothing design, engineering product design, or space craft launching. Measuring an attribute of a system and then analyzing it against some standard, some specification, some best practice, or some benchmark empower a decision maker to take appropriate and timely actions. This book gives you a guide for sustainable practices to ensure accurate measurements, helping you make decisions backed by metrics.

    Fundamentals of Measurement
    Adedeji B. Badiru
    Human Factors Measurement
    Farman A. Moayed
    Measurements of Environmental Health
    LeeAnn Racz and Dirk Yamamoto
    Measurement of Environmental Contamination
    Stuart A. Willison, Matthew L. Magnuson, Adrian S. Hanley, and David W. Nehrkorn
    Measurement of Land
    Justin D. Delorit
    Measuring Building Performance
    Steven J. Schuldt
    Energy Systems Measurements
    Olufemi A. Omitaomu
    Economic Systems Measurement
    LeeAnn Racz
    Measurement and Quantum Mechanics
    David E. Weeks
    Social Science Measurement
    John J. Elshaw
    Systems Interoperability Measurement
    Thomas C. Ford
    A Generalized Measurement Model to Quantify Health: The Multiattribute Preference Response Model
    Paul F. M. Krabbe
    Evolution of Large-Scale Dimensional Metrology from the Viewpoint of Scientific Articles and Patents
    Fiorenzo Franceschini, Domenico Maisano, and Paola Pedone
    Gaussian-Smoothed Wigner Function and Its Application to Precision Analysis
    Hai-Woong Lee
    Measurement Issues in Performance-Based Logistics
    Kenneth Doerr, Donald R. Eaton, and Ira A. Lewis
    Data Processing and Acquisition Systems
    Livio Conti, Vittorio Sgrigna, David Zilpimiani, and Dario Aßante
    Part A: Visualization of Big Data: Current Trends
    Isaac J. Donaldson, Sandra C. Hom, Thomas Housel, Johnathan Mun, and Trent Silkey
    Part B: Visualization of Big Data: Ship Maintenance Metrics Analysis
    Isaac J. Donaldson, Sandra Hom, Thomas Housel, Johnathan Mun, and Trent Silkey
    Defining and Measuring the Success of Services Contracts
    Patrick Hagan, Joseph Spede, and Trisha Sutton
    Measurement of Personnel Productivity: During Government Furlough Programs
    Adedeji B. Badiru
    Measurement Risk Analysis
    Adedeji B. Badiru
    Data Modeling for Forecasting
    Adedeji B. Badiru
    Mathematical Measurement of Project Parameters for Multiresource Control
    Adedeji B. Badiru
    Measurement and Control of Imprecision in Engineering Design
    Ronald E. Giachetti
    Fuzzy Measurements in Systems Modeling
    Adedeji B. Badiru
    Using Metrics to Manage Contractor Performance
    R. Marshall Engelbeck
    Low-Clutter Method for Bistatic RCS Measurement
    Peter J. Collins
    A: Measurement References and Conversion Factors
    B: Measurement Equations and Formulas
    Slides of Statistics for Measurement


    Adedeji Badiru is a Professor of Systems Engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a registered professional engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. His areas of interest include mathematical modeling, project modeling, economic analysis, and productivity analysis and improvement. He has been recognized with numerous awards for his teaching, research, service, publications, and managerial accomplishments.

    LeeAnn Racz is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force and currently serves as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight Commander at RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom. Her past assignments have included Deputy Head of the Department of Systems Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology as well as assignments in Texas, South Korea, and New Mexico. She has published numerous books and journal papers, holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE).

    "This text fills an important gap in literature by condensing the subject of measurements into a single volume and hence acts as a reference material for students, practicing academics, and professionals wishing to take a systemic view of their subject domain."
    —Dr Titus Kehinde Olaniyi, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

    "Badiru (Air Force Institute of Technology) and Racz (RAF Lakenheath, UK) have gathered the efforts of a wide array of scientists, engineers, academics, and professionals in this excellently curated collection. Beyond the basics of physical measurements and general statistical analysis, this book features well-chosen, cross-disciplinary chapters focusing on many different types of study. From investigating human factors and health to risk assessment and forecasting, economics, and science, chapter contributors address the most common devices, tests, limitations, and issues affecting their area of expertise. While many sections include some higher-level math and statistical techniques, these are usually contextualized in a way that is open to those simply getting started in the field. Lower-level readers may especially appreciate the history of and basic introduction to discipline-specific techniques, as well as an excellent appendix of definitions and illustrations of statistical concepts. As more fields and universities feature data-driven programs and research, more scholars are looking for materials that will introduce them to study techniques and methods. The Handbook of Measurements works well as both a quick reference and a more in-depth look into the issues affecting research in a wide variety of fields."
    —CHOICE, July 2016 Issue

    "Handbook of Measurements fills an important gap in measurement references, and I strongly recommend it to a wide audience of engineering educators, students, and practicing engineers in industry who are interested in the subject of measurements."
    IEEE Industrial Electronics, September 2016