09 Oct 2014   |   9:00 am - 5:00 pm,   National Metrology Centre (NMC), 1 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118221 Tel.: 62791900 Fax: 62791992

Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty Evaluation with Microwave Measurement Examples

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Course Outline

This course covers the basic metrology and concepts of measurement uncertainty based on the ISO/IEC Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM). Concepts and definitions of some of the major metrological terms will be introduced. The course aims to provide a practical understanding of measurement uncertainty evaluation, with examples in microwave measurements. Practical case studies will be presented during the course in which the participants will learn how to identify major error sources and carry out measurement uncertainty estimation.

Course Instructors 

Dr. Thomas Wu is a metrologist at the RF/Microwave Lab in National Metrology Centre (NMC). Dr Wu has developed Singapore’s metrology standards for microwave & millimeter-wave attenuation and phase noise. He is a Technical Assessor for Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) and a member of the SAC Proficiency Testing Technical Committee. He had served as peer reviewer for other national standard laboratory. Dr Wu has also been involved in developing NMC’s Measurement Assurance Program since 2012 to provide training and Proficiency Test for the industry.

Course Details




Basic Metrology:

Concepts and definitions of some of the major metrological terms

Evaluation of uncertainty in measurement
Interpretation of calibration report


Uncertainty estimation in microwave attenuation measurement

Uncertainty estimation in calibration of spectrum analyser



Course Fee & Registration

The course fee is $390.00 +GST.
To register for the course, please send the signed registration form to  two weeks before the course date. Due to the limited number of places, acceptance of registration will be based on a first-come-first-served basis.  All successful registrants will be informed.

Mode of Payment

Payment is required on registration confirmation.  Crossed cheques should be made payable to “SCEI-NMC”.  Payment can also be made by credit card and NETS.  

Refund Policy

If a registrant is unable to attend, another candidate may replace him/her.  A 50% refund will be made only for withdrawals received in writing at least five days before the commencement of the course.  If a registrant is unable to attend the course due to sickness, medical certificate needs to be submitted to NMC before a refund can be granted. NMC reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course.  In the event of cancellation, registration fees will be refunded in full.

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