Accession Number : AD0776765

Title :   Best Linear Invariant Estimation of the Location and Scale Parameters of the Weibull Distribution.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Niles,John R.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 329

Abstract : A method for finding conditional linear estimators having a minimal mean square error among all linear estimators is presented. The method is used to find and table estimation coefficients for the three parameter Weibull distribution. Tables are presented for sample sizes 2 to 15, and for eleven values of the shape parameter: 0.5(0.25)2.0(0.5)4.0. Estimation coefficients are presented for both uncensored samples and samples single censored from above. A method for finding simultaneous estimators is also presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sampling, *Weibull density functions, *Reliability, Estimates, Probability density functions, Tables(Data), Invariance, Theses

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE