Accession Number : ADA111975

Title :   Final Report, Grant AFOSR-77-3180.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Oct 76-30 Sep 81,


Personal Author(s) : Samaniego,F J

PDF Url : ADA111975

Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The report summarizes research progress under the grant in the following areas: a characterization of convoluted geometric distributions; a generalization of a theorem by Boswell and Patil; maximum likelihood estimation for binomially distributed signals in discrete noise; on the power of the X sq goodness of fit test at signal plus noise alternatives; two characterizations for Pascal signals in additive noise; maximum likelihood estimation for a class of multinomial distributions arising in reliability; pseudo maximum likelihood estimation: theory and applications; bathtub and related failure rate characterizations; a unified treatment of modeling and inference for discrete signals in additive noise; statistical inference for a new model in reliability; modeling and inference for positively dependent variables in dichotomous experiments; maximum likelihood estimation for a discrete multivariate shock model; moment identities via integrated survival curves; evaluating performance in continuous experiments with feedback to subjects; estimating the sib proportion in seed purity determinations; and estimating a survival curve when new is better than used. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Applied mathematics, *Reports, *Research management, Convolution integrals, Geometry, Distribution theory, Binomials, Signals, Noise, Signal to noise ratio, Maximum likelihood estimation, Failure, Reliability, Statistical inference, Variables, Multivariate analysis, Statistical tests, Survival(General)

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE