Accession Number : AD0770246

Title :   On Estimating the Cumulative Probability Curve and Its Upper and Lower Confidence Limits,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Bache,Niels

Report Date : 15 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The paper corrects a widespread error in estimating the cumulative probability curve in the case where the probability is a continuous function of some parameter, and gives an approximate formula. Based on that formula a new method of determining the approximate upper and lower confidence limits for the cumulative probability curve is presented. For illustrative purpose the authors provide an example concerning a sensor's probability of detecting a closing target as function of range from sensor to target. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *TARGET ACQUISITION, *PROBABILITY, CONFIDENCE LIMITS, ITALY

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE