Accession Number : AD0743721

Title :   A Statistical Analysis of Some Estimators of Reliability.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Trumpfheller,Robert Charles

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The thesis presents a computer assisted, comparative analysis of empirical, maximum likelihood and exponential procedures for estimating reliability. The deviations of the estimators from the true reliability, when the underlying failure rate is monotone, are compared using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov family of statistics. The behavior of the distributions of these deviations, for various sample sizes and failure rates is examined. Finally, the considerations of when to use which estimator are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, RELIABILITY), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, STATISTICAL TESTS, SAMPLING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE