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downtime

Instrumentation The amount of time a device is nonoperational, due to failure, malfunction, servicing needs, or shutdown. See Crash, Mean time between failure.

down·time

(down'tīm)
As used in emergency medical service parlance, temporal duration from cardiac arrest until beginning of cardiopulmonary resuscitation or advanced cardiac life support.

down·time

(down'tīm)
As used in emergency medical service parlance, temporal duration from cardiac arrest until beginning cardiopulmonary resuscitation or advanced cardiac life support.

downtime,

n the time interval during which a device is malfunctioning or inoperative.
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For example, the sample interval should always be shorter than the dead time in the loop; if the sample interval is close to the dead time, then shortening the sample interval will improve loop performance, ExperTune says.
As shown during the sensitivity analysis, dead time is an important factor affecting the accuracy of predicted system output and thus the control performance.
Owen said: "It's coming up to a couple of weeks now since I did it, and at the minute it is just dead time really while I'm waiting to have the operation.
There's nothing much else happening, it's a dead time of the year.
The problems needed to be considered were: dead-time dominant process dynamics, varying dead time, feedforward signal design, and configuration of the control system.
With conventional collet-type and square-shank tooling of the type we've used before, dead time on this machine potentially could have been closer to 25%.
Dead time is the sum of the time needed for loading, unloading, opening, and closing the press.
The SPCM-UV offers low dark counts down to <25 cps and the lowest dead time on the market, leading to high dynamic range of >25 Mcps.
This is an important step in alleviating the battery life issues employees face on a daily basis and reducing dead time.
The devices driver IC incorporates Zero Current Detect circuitry to improve light-load efficiency, while an adaptive dead time control helps to further improve efficiency at all load points.
The dead time is the time after an x ray is detected that no ionizations occur if another x ray enters the counter.
The Dahlin controller cancels the process dynamics and imposes a first order plus dead time response on the process output.