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.
The proposed unit cell is embraced from the simple dipole owing to its simplicity and is convoluted to increase the [lambda]/p ratio which is the figure of merit for FSS amounts to 2.
0 GHz frequency band and has the figure of merit of -189.
We used Pratt's Figure of Merit [11] to evaluate the edge detection algorithm.
In order to compete with those currently used commercial power generation and refrigeration technologies in efficiency, an improvement of a factor of 2-4 is needed in the performance of TE material, which is determined by the dimensionless figure of merit, ZT,
High-performance bismuth-telluride compounds with highly stable thermoelectric figure of merit.
An ideal figure of merit would track instrument performance closely, and could be used to establish that the performance is in control against previously determined limits based on reference measurements.
To ensure ships' maintenance remains at an optimal level of readiness, the Maintenance Figure of Merit (MFOM) was put in place to standardize how maintenance communities prioritize all job requests.
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First, lets find the uplink receiving system figure of merit (G/[T.