Accession Number:

AD0432990

Title:

MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATION FOR DISTRIBUTIONS WITH NONOTONE FAILURE RATE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE