Accession Number : AD0691803

Title :   SOME SELECTION PROCEDURES WITH APPLICATIONS TO RELIABILITY PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Gupta,Shanti S. ; McDonald,Gary C.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The paper studies some ranking and selection procedures (also called multiple-decision procedures) which lend themselves to applications in reliability problems. Some of the procedures discussed are in a sense distribution free, while others assume a specific distributional form of the underlying observations. In addition, a parametric procedure for selecting a subset containing the gamma population with the largest guaranteed life is introduced. A comparison is then made between this parametric procedure and several others which are based on the ranks of the observations. This comparison is in terms of the expected number of population included in the selected subset. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), (*DECISION THEORY, LIFE EXPECTANCY), DISTRIBUTION THEORY, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), PROBABILITY, SELECTION

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE