Quality & Quantity

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Hotelling’s T 2 control chart with two adaptive sample sizes

  • Alireza Faraz
  • M. B. Moghadam
Orginal Paper


Some quality control schemes have been developed when several related quality characteristics are to be monitored. The familiar multivariate process monitoring and control procedure is the Hotelling’s T 2 control chart for monitoring the mean vector of the process. It is a direct analog of the univariate shewhart \({\bar{x}}\) chart. As in the case of univariate, the ARL improvements are very important particularly for small process shifts. In this paper, we study the T 2 control chart with two-state adaptive sample size, when the shift in the process mean does not occur at the beginning but at some random time in the future. Further, the occurrence time of the shift is assumed to be exponentially distributed random variable.


Hotelling’s T2 control chart Adjusted average time to signal (AATS) Adaptive sample size 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial Engineering Department, School of EngineeringTarbiat Modares UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Statistics, Faculty of EconomicAllameh Tabatabaee UniversityTehranIran

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