Accession Number : AD0768119

Title :   A Comparative Analysis of Reliability Growth Models,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Bauman,Michael F.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Reliability growth modeling is a methodology which seeks to monitor reliability improvement of a system under development. When competently used, reliability growth models can assist program management in making decisions pertinent to the accomplishment of development objectives. The models available in the literature are diverse, both in structure and technique. To facilitate the proper use of reliability growth models, the paper provides a qualitative study of selected growth models. A representative collection of models are catalogued using the following classifications: (1) Deterministic, (2) Parametric, (3) Bayesian, and (4) Special. The nature of each model is discussed with particular reference to model derivation, physical structure, test data requirements, and application by the model user. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE