Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 1996


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Operations Reseach

Course Number

ETM 540


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.


This project is only available to students, faculty, and staff of Portland State University.

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