Accession Number : ADA017780

Title :   Asymptotic Theory of Total Time on Test Processes, with Applications to Life Testing.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Barlow,Richard E. ; Proschan,Frank

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The concept of interval failure rate is introduced and estimators based on the total time on test process are studied. The interval failure rate estimators for nonoverlapping intervals are asymptotically normal and, surprisingly, independent. A directional multivariate version of the univariate failure rate is defined and its properties are investigated. Multivariate total time on test processes are also defined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Life tests, *Multivariate analysis, *Reliability, Failure, Time, Rates, Estimates, Probability, Statistical distributions

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE