Accession Number:

ADA155518

Title:

Survival Function of Hypo-Exponential Distributions.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The reliability of a system is the probability that the system will survive or complete an intended mission of certain duration. Describing all possible ways that a system can survive a mission in reliability shorthand gives a simple approach to reliability computations. Reliability computation for a system defined by shorthand notation is greatly dependent upon the convolution problem. Assuming constant component failure rates, this paper presents an analytical approach and a computer program for computing the reliability of any convolution of independent and exponentially distributed random variables. Keywords include Exponential Distribution, System Reliability, Convolutions, Hypo-Exponential Distribution.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE