Accession Number:

AD0784035

Title:

Determination of Sample Size Required in Life Testing to Estimate the Parameter of the Exponential Distribution.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

The paper shows the procedure in the development of a test statistic which will determine the sample size required to estimate the parameter of the exponential distribution. The paper assumes that the time-to-failure data is from life testing without replacement. An estimator is developed by regression, by fitting the time-to-failure data to a theoretical cumulative distribution. A computer simulation is performed which shows the calculation of the test statistic and evaluates the estimator developed in the paper. Author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE