The modeling of variation through interactions is appealing in crossed array design as it leads to greater robustness to certain type of model misspecification. As an alternative to signal-to-noise analysis, a new, systematic method based on Taguchi type crossed array design is given. It is shown in this article that when fractional factorial design is used for the outer array, the crossed array design is not robust to the presence of noise-noise interactions and a method of rectifying the problem is suggested.
Mak, T. K. and Nebebe, Fassil
"Estimation of Process Variances in Robust Parameter Designs,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol4/iss2/5