Accession Number : AD0432990


Title :   MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATION FOR DISTRIBUTIONS WITH NONOTONE FAILURE RATE


Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WA


Personal Author(s) : Marshall, Albert W ; Proschan, Frank


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/432990.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : Using the idea of maximum likelihood, we derive an estimator for a distribution function possessing an increasing (decreasing) failure rate and also obtain corresponding estimators for the density and the failure rate. We show that these estimators are consistent.


Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS , GAME THEORY , PROBABILITY , SAMPLING


Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE