Accession Number : ADA293958
Title : SALT: Software for Adversarial Life Testing,
Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR RELIABILITY AND RISK ANALYSIS
Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Simon P.
PDF Url : ADA293958
Report Date : DEC 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 3
Abstract : The paper by Lindley & Singpurwalla concerns itself with adversarial life testing. In particular it considered the situation where a manufacturer must decide whether to offer a sample of his product for testing in order to convince a consumer of the reliability of that product. If testing is to be done then it considers how many of the product should be tested. This is a decision problem and so first a probability model and set of utilities need to be developed. Then a simple criterion for whether testing should begin is given, and how many products should be tested if testing is to occur; the latter is done by picking the number of products to be tested that maximize expected utility. Pg2. JMD
Descriptors : *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *CALCULUS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DECISION MAKING, PROBABILITY, RELIABILITY, CONSUMERS.
Subject Categories : Cybernetics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE