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'Bayesian' Reliability Tests Made Practical

Report Number: RADC TR 81-106
Author: Coppola, Anthony
Corporate Author: Rome Air Development Center
Laboratory: Rome Air Development Center
Date of Publication: 1981-07-01
Pages: 65
Contract: Laboratory Research - No Contract
Project: 2338
Task: 233802
AD Number: ADA108150

This report provides an understandable, easy to use and believable approach to 'Bayesian' Reliability Testing in order to encourage its practical application. It discusses advantages of the Bayesian approach, guidelines to selecting test risks, procedures for analyzing prior data and methods for structuring test plans. Sample requirements for invoking Bayesian test plans are included.

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