Accession Number : ADA013688

Title :   Linear Invariant Prediction of Order Statistics in Location and Scale Families.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 20 May-16 Aug 74,


Personal Author(s) : Kaminsky,Kenneth S. ; Mann,Nancy R. ; Nelson,Paul I.

Report Date : JUN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Identical items are simultaneously subjected to stress and operate independently until failure. The authors observe the early failures and use the times of these failure to predict the times of later failures in the same sample. Best linear invariant predictors are derived for location-scale families of failure time distributions, and two simplified predictors are developed. The relative behavior of the predictors is indicated in a table.

Descriptors :   *Sampling, *Normal density functions, Invariance, Reliability

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE