Accession Number:

ADA128218

Title:

The Theory of Optimal Confidence Limits for Systems Reliability with Counterexamples for Results on Optimal Confidence Limits for Series Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The paper treats the general theory of optimal confidence limits for systems reliability introduced by Buehler. The general statements are specialized to the case of series systems. It is noted that many results previously given are false. In particular, counterexamples for results of Sudakov, Winterbottom and Harris and Soms are given. Numerical examples are provided, which suggest that despite the deficiencies of these results, they are nevertheless valid for those significance levels likely to be used in practice.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE