Confidence bands, measurement noise, and multiple input - multiple output measurements using three-channel frequency response function estimator

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1988
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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A three-channel Frequency Response Function (FRF) estimator is discussed and statistical relations developed. Methods for estimating the variance of the FRF magnitude and levels of uncorrelated content in the test signals are developed. FRF magnitude variance estimates allow ’confidence bands’ to be placed on FRF magnitude estimates, giving an indication of the variability of the result. Uncorrelated content estimates indicate sources and magnitudes of noise in the measurement system. Both Monte Carlo simulations and experimental work are used to verify the statistical and uncorrelated content estimates. Relations to extend the three-channel FRF estimator to multiple input-multiple output measurements are developed and verified through simulations.

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