Accession Number : AD0671981

Title :   DETERMINATION OF COMPONENT STATISTICAL PARAMETERS TO MEET SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CALIF SAN BERNARDINO OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Bond,Frank C.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : For a sum of independent random variables where all the components except one have known statistical parameters, the mean and variance of the unknown component are determined in accordance with a probabilistic constraint on the sum. The constraint is of the form: The probability that the sum will not exceed a specified value, w*, must be at least P*. In general, there is an acceptable range over which the unknown mean and variance may vary and still satisfy the constraint on the sum. The results of this paper may be utilized in defining acceptable statistical characteristics for a component's weight in a system having the probability constraint above. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, RANDOM VARIABLES, PROBABILITY, WEIGHT

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE