Accession Number : AD0618516

Title :   DESIGN, TESTING AND ESTIMATION IN COMPLEX EXPERIMENTATION. II. RELIABILITY GROWTH PROCESSES: ESTIMATION THEORY AND DECISIONTHEORETIC FORMULATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for period ending Feb 65,

Corporate Author : ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sherman,Bernard ; Locks,Mitchell O.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Properties of maximum-likelihood estimators of parameters of reliability growth processes are investigated. It is shown that the maximum-likelihood estimator for a simple process involving a single failure mode is not consistent. For a modification of this process, a proof of consistency is sketched. Decision-theoretic studies of reliability growth have included investigations of the minimum-loss redesign policy, single-stage improvement models, and optimum effort for reliability growth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS, RELIABILITY), (*RELIABILITY, DECISION THEORY), (*DECISION THEORY, COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS), DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, FAILURE(MECHANICS), OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE