Current plans call for the first Terrestrial Planet Finder mission, TPF-C, to be a monolithic space telescope with a coronagraph for achieving high contrast. The coronagraph removes the diffracted starlight allowing the nearby planet to be detected. In this paper, we present a model of the planet measurement and noise statistics. We utilize this model to… (More)
The bounded-error approach to parameter estimation, mainly developed in the context of control and signal processing, is applied in the electrochemistry field in order to obtain reliable estimates for kinetic parameters. The method is based on the assumption that an uncertainty bar is available for each measurement. A set guaranteed to contain all values of… (More)
In a bounded-error context, reliable set-inversion algorithms such as Sivia provide guaranteed estimates of the set of all the parameters deemed compatible with the selected model and the collected data, assuming that all the uncertain variables of the model are those to be estimated. In this paper we propose a new approach to estimate the parameters of… (More)
– This paper introduces new methods for estimating parameters and their uncertainty in the context of inverse problems. The new techniques are capable of dealing with both measurement and modelling errors but also with uncertainty in parameters of the model that are assumed known. All the uncertain quantities are taken as unknown but bounded. In such a… (More)
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