Accession Number:

ADA568728

Title:

Quantal Response: Practical Sensitivity Testing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 2010-31 Jan 2012

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD SURVIVABILITY-LETHALITY ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Sensitivity testing, or analysis of a binary quantal response to a continuous stimulus, has historically been modeled from first principles by assuming a single simple parameterization and imposing the form of a specific cumulative distribution function on the response. Application of the Generalized Linear Model approach admits arbitrary response functions and model complexity in a unified framework and subsumes the historical approach as a specific case. Estimation, hypothesis testing, and confidence interval computations are provided. Application to V50 ballistic limit armor acceptance testing is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE