Accession Number : AD0705052

Title :   EVALUATION OF A PROBABILITY DECIDER,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schmookler,M.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A statistical decision function that requires at least seven consecutive successes, or eight successes out of any nine trials, from a sample of twenty trials is described explicitly as an algebraic function of the probability of each trial. The effectiveness of a device that uses this function to make decisions, a 'Probability Decider', is evaluated and compared with two similar 'Deciders' for selected values of p, the probability of success on each trial. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PULSE COMMUNICATIONS, *INFORMATION THEORY), (*STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, DECISION THEORY), PROBABILITY, SAMPLING, GRAPHICS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE