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Analysis and evaluation of discrete reliability growth models with and without failure discounting

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Authors
Woods, W. Max
Drake, James E.
Chandler, James D., Jr
Subjects
Reliability Growth, Failure Discounting, Reliability Estimation
Advisors
Date of Issue
1988-12
Date
1988-12
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
A survey of some evaluation work on discrete reliability growth models is presented. Extension of an accurate exponential growth model is provided that uses regression analysis to fit the natural logarithm of the failure rate 1-p in the geometric distribution. Some useful theorems and relationships are developed that provide estimates of reliability which have better properties than the usual maximum likelihood estimates. The effect of discounting is portrayed with graphs that allow comparison among different failure discounting methods and their affect on different models
Type
Technical Report
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Department
Operations Research
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-55-88-013
Sponsors
Naval Postgraduate School Research Council Program
Funder
O&MN, Direct Funds
Format
NA
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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