Accession Number:

AD0757168

Title:

Maximum Likelihood Estimation from Renewal Testing

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The report considers the maximum likelihood estimates of life-time distributions over an interval O,T from the following time truncated experiment. At time zero, the beginning of the testing n1 or n infinity items are put on test. When an item fails it is replaced and at time T all testing is stopped. Assumptions about the form of the life-time distribution on O,T are required. Distributions considered are A single parameter class which includes the Weibull family A multiple parameter class with increasing failure rate on O,T and A nonparametric class which includes the increasing failure rate family. Useful and desirable properties of the maximum likelihood estimates are shown.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE