Accession Number : AD0487820

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF CONFIDENCE LIMITS ON SYSTEM RELIABILITY WHEN COMPONENT SAMPLE SIZES VARY.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Isaacson, Robert Theodore

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The method for obtaining an approximate lower 100(1-alpha)% confidence limit on System Reliability is used, except, instead of a Gamma probability distribution, a Normal probability distribution is used as the underlying distribution for the estimator of the negative logarithm of system reliability. An investigation is made of the errors involved in the truncations and approximations used throughout the development. A continuity correction factor is developed, and confidence limits on system reliability, resulting from computer simulation, are presented both with and without the inclusion of this continuity correction factor.

Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL PROCESSES, *RELIABILITY, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, PROBABILITY, SIMULATION, SAMPLING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, CORRECTIONS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, DISTRIBUTION THEORY, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE