The object of this project is to study the feasibility of applying a linear model to the calibration of an engineering verification Test Station. This would allow for automation of a very time sensitive and tedious task. A calibrated machine was used to collect data on both sides of the station in questions. This data was then fit into a linear set of equations using Linear Regression. The resulting formulae were then used as constraints in a linear program using LINGO. Major hurdles of the project included scaling, nonlinearity, and accuracy. The conclusion of this report is that such a station may be able to be modeled, but the likelihood that it is linear is slim.
Hamilton, Paul; Inman, Lane; and Goodwin, Susan, "Usage of Linear Programming and Lingo to Calibrate anIntegrated Measurement Systems ATS-FT Fast Clock: A Feasibility Study" (1996). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1763.