Due to recent advances in computer technology and network infrastructure, databases and data programs are becoming increasingly important in the metrology area. This thesis introduces a new methodology for automatic evaluation of measurement data concerning calibration of electronic instruments. The methodology for developing a software-based analysis procedure is described.
The requirements for such an analysis procedure are discussed and necessary statistical methods are implemented in order to evaluate the measured data against the historical data. Hierarchical Bayesian method is chosen since it meets the analysis requirements.
Implementation of the first version of the analysis procedure and tests has been performed. The range of use is specifically designed for electronic instruments. On the other hand there is nothing to suggest that the same approach cannot be used for other instruments.
The reader of this thesis would benefit from having some basic familiarity with both statistical methods and information technology (IT). However, some basic concepts are provided in the text.