Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Kevin Lawson, PhD
Dennis C. Deitz, PhD
This thesis considers the problem of estimating the survival function of an item (probability that the item functions for a time greater than a given time t) from sampling data subject to partial right censoring (a portion of the items in the sampling data have not yet been observed to fail). Specifically the thesis describes several parametric and non-parametric statistical models that can be used when the sampling data is subject to partial right censoring. These models are applied to the case of estimating the captive-carry survival function of the AIM-120A Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).
DTIC Accession Number
Denhard, David R., "Estimation of the Captive-Carry Survival Function for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM)" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 6458.