Advisor

King, Robert L.

Committee Member

McWhorter, John

Committee Member

Bridges, Philip D.

Date of Degree

1-1-2002

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Engineering

Department

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Abstract

Analysis of measured data is often required when there is no deep understanding of the mathematics that accurately describes the process being measured. Additionally, realistic estimation of the derivative of measured data is often useful. Current techniques of accomplishing this type of data analysis are labor intensive, prone to significant error, and highly dependent on the expertise of the engineer performing the analysis. The ?Self-Smoothing Functional Estimation? (SSFE) algorithm was developed to automate the analysis of measured data and to provide a reliable basis for the extraction of derivative information. In addition to the mathematical development of the SSFE algorithm, an example is included in Chapter III that illustrates several of the innovative features of the SSFE and associated algorithms. Conclusions are drawn about the usefulness of the algorithm from an engineering perspective and additional possible uses are mentioned.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19660

Comments

trajectory||estimation||filter||curve fit

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