Accession Number : ADA116217

Title :   Sensitivity and Asymptotic Properties of Bayesian Reliability Estimates.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Bernard ; Soms,Andrew P

PDF Url : ADA116217

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : In decision theoretic approaches to estimation problems, loss functions of the type L(theta, cap theta) = determinant theta - cap theta determinant to the alpa power, alpha 0 are often employed; often alpha = 2. In many applications of reliability and life testing, such loss functions are inappropriate. Alternative loss functions which appear to be more suited to the intended application are proposed and Bayesian estimates of the exponential parameter are obtained for these. Asymptotic expansions of such estimators are given and compared with estimators given in the literature.

Descriptors :   *Bayes theorem, *Asymptotic series, *Estimates, Theory, Reliability, Life tests, Losses, Functions, Sampling, Expansion

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE