Accession Number:

AD0770246

Title:

On Estimating the Cumulative Probability Curve and Its Upper and Lower Confidence Limits,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The paper corrects a widespread error in estimating the cumulative probability curve in the case where the probability is a continuous function of some parameter, and gives an approximate formula. Based on that formula a new method of determining the approximate upper and lower confidence limits for the cumulative probability curve is presented. For illustrative purpose the authors provide an example concerning a sensors probability of detecting a closing target as function of range from sensor to target. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE