Accession Number : ADA138029

Title :   Exploration of Dose-Response Techniques with Some Applications to a Simulation Problem.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kehl,L G

PDF Url : ADA138029

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : The United States Air Force has, over the past decade or so, invested much time and money in computer simulations and models. At the most basic level almost all of these simulations are input-output type procedures; variables of interest are changed to determine the effect they have on some other factor. This process is virtually indistinguishable from dose-response problems in bio-assay, hence, is capable of being analyzed by the same methods used in bio-assay. The two most commonly used techniques are probit and logit, but there are many other available techniques. An alternative to performing numerous, and sometimes redundant, simulations is to use these techniques whenever possible. Data from the Avionics Evaluation Program were used as the basis for estimating the probability of aircraft abort, based on the mean-time-between-failure of various equipment items, using four quantal assay techniques. The fits obtained from these models were compared to the more popular probit and logit results previously obtained by Dr. David Barr. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computerized simulation, *Mathematical models, *Mathematical prediction, *Avionics, *Aircraft equipment, *Failure, Missions, Abort, Bioassay, Chi square test, Dosage, Response(Biology), Quantization, Statistical distributions, Curve fitting, Theses

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE