Accession Number : AD0672322

Title :   A METHOD FOR COMPUTING LOWER CONFIDENCE LIMITS ON SYSTEM RELIABILITY USING COMPONENT FAILURE DATA WITH UNEQUAL SAMPLE SIZES,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Borsting,Jack R. ; Woods,W. Max

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A method is presented for constructing system reliability using component failure data when the sample sizes for testing on the component parts differ greatly. The procedure can be applied to weapons systems as easily as subsystems. No assumptions about failure distributions are made. The accuracy of the procedure was examined by computer simulations and in this manner the procedure has demonstrated high accuracy for cases of practical interest. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPERATIONS RESEARCH, *RELIABILITY), (*CONFIDENCE LIMITS, RELIABILITY), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, STATISTICAL TESTS, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), FAILURE(MECHANICS), SAMPLING, QUALITY CONTROL, ACCURACY, SIMULATION, TABLES(DATA)

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE