Accession Number:

ADA093636

Title:

Optimal Upper Confidence Limits for Products of Poisson Parameters with Applications to the interval Estimation of the Failure Probability of Parallel Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The problem of obtaining optimal upper confidence limits for systems of independent parallel components is treated. Exact optimal upper confidence limits are obtained for an arbitrary number of components for specified failure combinations. For a small number of failures, bounds on the upper confidence limits are obtained. For an arbitrary number of failures an approximation is given which is justified numerically and asymptotically. The results of this paper are compared with the results given by Buehler 1957 and some numerical examples are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE