Optimization-seeking experimentations: Design of an RL-circuit Via the Vs-optimality criterion

Hilla Ginsburg, Irad Ben-Gal*

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In this paper we explore the Vs-optimality criterion that was proposed in Ginsburg and Ben-Gal (IIE Trans. 2006; 38:445- 461) as a new design-of-experiment (DOE) alphabetic optimality criterion. The Vs-optimality criterion seeks to minimize the variance of the optimal solution of an empirically fittedmodel.We show that the Vs-optimality citerion is well related to known alphabetic DOE criteria. However, it focuses on an 'optimization- seeking' experimental approach rather than an 'information-seeking' approach, which is often adopted by traditional optimality criteria. We illustrate the differences between these two approaches by a detailed example of a robust design of an RL-circuit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalQuality and Reliability Engineering International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010


  • Alphabetic optimality criteria
  • Design-of-experiment
  • Experimentations
  • Optimization
  • Sequential design


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