Life Estimation from Pooled Discrete Renewal Counts

  • Michael Tortorella
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Abstract

We study a problem arising in the analysis of field reliability data generated by a repair process that replaces at a depot individual components on line-replaceable units that then are returned to service. Data collected in such a repair scenario is usually limited to counts of the number of components replaced each month without regard to age. We construct a pooled discrete renewal process model for this scenario and study a maximum likelihood-like estimation of the parameters in this model

Keywords

Convex Hull Joint Distribution Lifetime Data Life Distribution Life Estimation 
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References

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    Baxter, L. A. (1994), “Estimation From Quasi Life Tables,” Biometrika 81 no. 3, 567–577.MathSciNetMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Tortorella
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    • 2
  1. 1.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesUSA
  2. 2.Room 2L-536HolmdelUSA

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