The Assessment of System and Component Reliabilities Based on Both System and Component Test Results.
SANDIA CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM
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Two problems are considered in the report the determination of confidence limits for system reliability based on component results with and without the inclusion of system results, and the determination of confidence limits for component reliability based on component and system results. The method of maximum likelihood is used to obtain estimates of the first two moments of the maximum likelihood estimate of reliability. These estimates are then equated to the estimates of the moments under binomial sampling theory to obtain pseudo-sample size and number of successes from which confidence limits are computed. Some examples are given. Author
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems