Accession Number : ADA192136
Title : Pershing II Follow-On Test: Size Reduced by Sequential Analysis.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (OPERATIONS RESEARCH) WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Willard, Daniel ; Woodroofe, Michael W ; Singpurwalla, Nozer ; Launer, Robert
PDF Url : ADA192136
Report Date : 01 Sep 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 114
Abstract : To minimize the amount of destructive testing needed to reaffirm system reliability, the best statistical procedures are needed. Two different methods based on Bayes theorem and Wald's sequential analysis are provided to reduce the size of annual missile tests below that derived from Fisher's Exact Test, which is not even appropriate for small samples under the conditions specified for the Pershing system. The two methods give substantially the same results. The methods are immediately applicable to other systems.
Descriptors : *DESTRUCTIVE TESTS, *GUIDED MISSILES, BAYES THEOREM, REDUCTION, RELIABILITY, SAMPLING, SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS, TEST AND EVALUATION
Subject Categories : Guided Missiles
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE