STATISTICAL DESIGN OF COMPLEX EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS. 2. THE DECISION THEORY OF APPROACH TO COMPLEX EXPERIMENTATION
ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CA CANOGA PARK United States
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An application of decision theory to the analysis of the results of multifactorial experiments and the making of optimum redesign decisions on complex equipment during the period of development are reported. Both the problem of acceptance testing for fixed configurations and that of testing and redesigning variable configurations are treated. A model was developed and simulated on the IBM 7090 computer. A tentative utility function is presented which incorporates the gain of information from testing and losses due to fluctuations from a planned reliability schedule.