King, Robert L.
Bridges, Philip D.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
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.
Yake, Bronson Thomas, "Self-Smoothing Functional Estimation" (2002). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3903.