Accession Number : AD0766886

Title :   Estimation of an Aeronautical Equipment Mission Reliability.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cockburn,Robert N.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The report develops methods for estimating the probability that an aeronautical equipment will operate satisfactorily for the duration of a specific mission. The failure times are modeled by exponential and Weibull densities. The parameters are estimated from multiple independent grouped and censored samples. Several estimation methods are developed for each model. In addition, the equations to obtain maximum-likelihood estimates are derived. However, they would have to be solved iteratively. Monte Carlo simulation is used to compare estimates with the data grouped and with the failure times known. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT, RELIABILITY), (*RELIABILITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, SAMPLING, MONTE CARLO METHOD, THESES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE