A Statistical Analysis of Some Estimators of Reliability.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The thesis presents a computer assisted, comparative analysis of empirical, maximum likelihood and exponential procedures for estimating reliability. The deviations of the estimators from the true reliability, when the underlying failure rate is monotone, are compared using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov family of statistics. The behavior of the distributions of these deviations, for various sample sizes and failure rates is examined. Finally, the considerations of when to use which estimator are discussed. Author
- Statistics and Probability
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems