figure of merit


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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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In this paper, we do not attempt to analyze the emissions, but introduce a figure of merit that partly addresses this-- the fraction of the heating provided by the heat pump.
We used Pratt's Figure of Merit [11] to evaluate the edge detection algorithm.
It is found that the thermal conductivity reduction, rather than the improvement in electrical properties, is the major mechanism behind the enhanced figure of merit in ESS systems.
Effect of quantum-well structures on the thermoelectric figure of merit.
Each figure of merit was tracked over the five weeks of the study for each of 12 dye slides.
Finally, a Figure of Merit was calculated, based on the Carnot Efficiency for any refrigerator.
The Figure of Merit (Level) is related to functionality.
Finally, a figure of merit has been proposed to determine the filler loading at which the most advantageous combination of electrical conductivity, break strength and modulus is achieved.
The primary hypotheses were (a) that a significant correlation would be seen between the figure of merit quality assessment and the gradient of Shannon entropy for the associated target and (b) that the correlation using the rating assessment would be consistent w ith earlier findings.
For a thermoelectric material to come close to replacing the compressors in standard refrigerators, Lyon says, it would need a figure of merit of 4 or 5.
Phase noise is a product of thermal noise C expressed by the floor figure of merit (FOM[sub.
It exhibits a thermoelectric figure of merit (so-called "ZT") of 2.