Accession Number:

AD0618516

Title:

DESIGN, TESTING AND ESTIMATION IN COMPLEX EXPERIMENTATION. II. RELIABILITY GROWTH PROCESSES: ESTIMATION THEORY AND DECISIONTHEORETIC FORMULATIONS.

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Final rept. for period ending Feb 65,

Corporate Author:

ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF

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Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

Properties of maximum-likelihood estimators of parameters of reliability growth processes are investigated. It is shown that the maximum-likelihood estimator for a simple process involving a single failure mode is not consistent. For a modification of this process, a proof of consistency is sketched. Decision-theoretic studies of reliability growth have included investigations of the minimum-loss redesign policy, single-stage improvement models, and optimum effort for reliability growth. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE