Maximum Likelihood Program for Sequential Testing Documentation
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Quantal response problems encountered by the Ballistic Research Laboratory, such as armor plate penetration and primer testing evaluations, have been a subject of interest for some time. A computer program developed by A. R. DiDonate and M. P. Jarnagin, Jr., has been modified and installed on the Ballistic Research Laboratorys CDC computer. The program provides maximum likelihood estimates of the mean and standard deviation of the response distribution and the standard deviations of these estimates. The response function is assumed to have a cumulative normal distribution. A nonparametric algorithm is incorporated for the cases in which maximum likelihood estimates do not exist.
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