Accession Number:

ADA126651

Title:

Maximum Likelihood Program for Sequential Testing Documentation

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE