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