Accession Number : AD0711803

Title :   LIFE ESTIMATION AND RENEWAL THEORY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV DALLAS TEX DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Kshirsagar,A. M.

Report Date : 10 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : It is well-known that the moments of the life distribution in a renewal process can be estimated from those of the forward or backward recurrence times. These results are extended, in this paper, to the estimation of moments of a whole matrix of life distributions occurring in a Markov Renewal Process. This estimation procedure is likely to be of use in spare parts distribution centers in the Army or Navy, where replacement is not always done with new components but with repaired items or items of different makes also. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REPLACEMENT THEORY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), STATISTICAL PROCESSES, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LOGISTICS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE