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figure of merit

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1. (Aeronautics) aeronautics a measure of the efficiency of a helicopter in hover
2. (Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering a measure of the efficiency of a component, such as a circuit
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Noun1.figure of merit - a numerical expression representing the efficiency of a given system, material, or procedure
efficiency - the ratio of the output to the input of any system
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To investigate the effect of the numbers of scans on the figures of merit, slides were divided into three categories of use (see Table 2).
In fact system performance evaluation is often based on standard figures of merit (Weighted Least Mean Square (WLMS) accuracy Dilution of precision (DOP) DOC etc.
The quantitative evaluation of PSD was made using figures of merit (FOM) defined below.
Their topics are basics of the LIBS plasma, apparatus fundamentals, analytical figures of merit and calibration, qualitative and quantitative analysis, chemometric analysis, remote measurements, and selected applications.
As long as electrical costs are based on a simple constant rate structure or a relatively constant monthly rate structure, these figures of merit should suffice.
Once task cells are populated with their figures of merit, the data is then displayed in various ways to provide a detailed look into a unit's readiness.
We were able to define measures of error and disturbance as figures of merit characterizing the performance of any measuring device; thus, our measures describe how well a given device allows one to determine, for instance, the position of an electron, and how much it disturbs the momentum," explained Busch.
Thin-film thermoelectric devices with high room-temperature figures of merit.
The NEXT and FEXT figures of merit are used to describe the relative peak noise compared to the signal.
The MOSFET technology features lowest area specific resistance and application specific optimized Figures of Merit to achieve highest efficiency in DC/DC voltage regulation systems for computing and telecom, including Blade and Rack servers, PC-motherboards, notebooks and game consoles.
In this regard the chapter headed analysis covers instrumental requirements, calibration strategies, figures of merit and four pages, only, on applications.
After comparing the figures of merit for a number of different materials, the researchers concluded that optical glasses are the clear choice for optical switches.