Publication Date



Technical Report: UTEP-CS-19-22

To appear in Journal of Uncertain Systems, 2019, Vol. 13.


Uses of computer-based based systems often want perfect reproducibility: when encountering the same situation twice, the system should exhibit the same behavior. For real-life systems that include sensors, this is not always possible: due to inevitable measurement uncertainty, for the same actual value of the corresponding quantity, we may get somewhat different measurement results, and thus, show somewhat different behavior. In this paper, we show that the above-described ideal reproducibility is not possible even in the idealized situation, when we assume that a sensor can perform its measurement with any given accuracy.