Accession Number : ADA307317

Title :   Katz Distributions, with Applications to Minefield Clearance.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Washburn, Alan

PDF Url : ADA307317

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : At the end of a mine clearance operation, some judgment must be made about the number of mines that remain uncleared. A Bayesian analysis will require a prior distribution for the number of mines. This report describes some desirable properties of Katz distributions for that purpose. The Katz class consists of binomial, Poisson, and negative binomial distributions.

Descriptors :   *MINEFIELDS, *MINE CLEARANCE, *STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, OPERATION, BAYES THEOREM, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), MINES(ORDNANCE), BINOMIALS.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE