Accession Number : ADA293859

Title :   Estimation of the Captive-Carry Survival Function for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Denhard, David R.

PDF Url : ADA293859

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 202

Abstract : This thesis considers the problem of estimating the survival function of an item (probability that the item functions for a time greater than a given time t) from sampling data subject to partial right censoring (a portion of the items in the sampling data have not yet been observed to fail). Specifically the thesis describes several parametric and non-parametric statistical models that can be used when the sampling data is subject to partial right censoring. These models are applied to the case of estimating the captive-carry survival function of the AIM-120A Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). (MM)

Descriptors :   *RADAR HOMING, *AIR TO AIR MISSILES, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS, SURVIVABILITY, PROBABILITY, THESES, ANTENNAS, TARGET DETECTION, RANGE(DISTANCE), DATA LINKS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, CAPTIVE FLIGHT.

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE