Accession Number : AD0606556

Title :   CONFIDENCE LEVELS FOR THE SAMPLE MEAN AND STANDARD DEVIATION OF A RAYLEIGH PROCESS

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Keane, Leo M

PDF Url : AD0606556

Report Date : Sep 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The number of independent samples necessary to characterize the parameters of a Rayleigh-distributed process within arbitrary confidence limits is derived. Stationarity of the process is assumed, along with convergence of the Central Limit theorem with regard to the probability density function of the sample mean. Perfect measurement ability is also assumed. A graph of sample size for a range of confidence coefficients and error limits is presented.

Descriptors :   *SAMPLING, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, *STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, DEMODULATION, PROBABILITY, SCATTERING, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE