A sensor measures some physical quantity (like temperature). The measured value is tapped every 100ms or so. An average is calculated over the
x most recently measured values. I.e. with every new measurement the oldest value will be discarded, the new value will be included and the average will then be recalculated.
What is a common term for the size
EDIT: After having found out, that the term for this specific kind of average is "moving average" and having read the corresponding wikipedia article, I believe "sample size" may be the right term. Would that be correct? Is there a better word?