Accession Number : AD0874194

Title :   Evaluating Weapon System Accuracy from a Classical-Bayesian Approach.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Corbisiero, John V.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : A real-world weapon system test situation is used to show how Circular Error Probability (CEP) point estimates may be obtained. The discussion includes the use of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for normality, chi-square confidence intervals, non-parametric confidence intervals, a priori sample size determination, stop or continue decision making during testing, and a method for combining classical and Bayesian techniques for estimating CEP. Confidence intervals involving the use of the chi-square distribution are presented in graphical form for ease of implementation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), RELIABILITY), CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, TEST METHODS, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, CONFIDENCE LIMITS, GRAPHICS, DECISION MAKING, MONTE CARLO METHOD, THESES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE