Accession Number : AD0724627

Title :   Effect of a Priori Data on Solutions for Parameters.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Anderle,R. J.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Use of a priori data with uncertainties which are small compared to standard errors of the parameters based on observational data alone yield values for the parameters which are closer to the a priori data than the uncertainty implied by the standard error in the a priori data. While such a result should not deter one from the use of a priori estimates, it must be considered in the interpretation of the results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DECISION THEORY), (*MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, UNCERTAINTY), SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE