
Accession Number : ADA116217
Title : Sensitivity and Asymptotic Properties of Bayesian Reliability Estimates.
Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,
Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIVMADISON 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