Accession Number : AD0289256

Title :   STATISTICAL DESIGN OF COMPLEX EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS. II. THE DECISION THEORY OF APPROACH TO COMPLEX EXPERIMENTATION

Corporate Author : ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : LOCKS,MITCHELL O.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An application of decision theory to the analysis of the results of multifactorial experiments and the making of optimum redesign decisions on complex equipment during the period of development are reported. Both the problem of acceptance testing for fixed configurations and that of testing and redesigning variable configurations are treated. A model was developed and simulated on the IBM 7090 computer. A tentative utility function is presented which incorporates the gain of information from testing and losses due to fluctuations from a planned reliability schedule. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GAME THEORY, *RELIABILITY, *SERIES(MATHEMATICS), *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, *STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, COMMUNICATION THEORY, CONFIGURATION, DESIGN, PROBABILITY, SCHEDULING, SIMULATION, TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE