What is the definition of scale error?

The scale factor, which quantifies the discrepancy between a modification in the output of a navigation sensor and the corresponding alteration in the measured input.

For instance, when an acceleration sensor with a scale factor of 0.1% detects a genuine acceleration of 2 g (19.61 m/s²), it might yield an output value of 19.63 m/s². A lower scale factor indicates reduced disparity between the actual input and the output corrected for bias from the sensor.

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