Accession Number : AD0661198

Title :   SURVEILLANCE PROBLEMS: A PROGRAM FOR OBTAINING OPTIMAL COSTLY SURVEILLANCE STRATEGIES FOR A POISSON PRODUCTION PROCESS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Russell,C. Bradley

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A computer program is presented to obtain an optimal strategy in the class of non-randomized stationary strategies for controlling a Poisson production process under costly surveillance when the income function is a polynomial whose final coefficient is negative. Earlier results of the author show that under an assumption of monotonicity of the income function, an optimal strategy in this class is optimal over the class of all strategies. Flowcharts describing the program, a Fortran IV version of the program, and examples are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL PROCESSES, PRODUCTION CONTROL), (*PRODUCTION CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), FLOW CHARTING, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, MAINTENANCE, QUALITY CONTROL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE