Accession Number : AD0761758

Title :   An Investigation of the Computation of Upper Confidence Levels in a Series System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Foster,Brent Dean

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : A comparison of several techniques is presented for determining upper confidence levels for a system failure rate. A series system of components with exponential failure rates is examined. Classical computational techniques are compared with Bayesian techniques in determining the upper confidence level of a system failure rate. A sensitivity analysis is conducted on several of the parameters as part of the comparison. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), CONFIDENCE LIMITS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, RANDOM VARIABLES, INTERPOLATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE