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October, 1972 Bayesian Prior Distributions for Systems with Exponential Failure-time Data
K. W. Fertig
Ann. Math. Statist. 43(5): 1441-1448 (October, 1972). DOI: 10.1214/aoms/1177692376


In this paper, confidence bounds on the reliability of a serial system composed of exponential subsystems are considered. Both the classical and the Bayesian analyses are discussed. The main result is that for the case in which there are no previous data, then there are no prior distributions on the subsystem reliabilities that are independent of current data and that yield the uniformly most accurate unbiased confidence bounds available through classical techniques.


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K. W. Fertig. "Bayesian Prior Distributions for Systems with Exponential Failure-time Data." Ann. Math. Statist. 43 (5) 1441 - 1448, October, 1972.


Published: October, 1972
First available in Project Euclid: 27 April 2007

zbMATH: 0263.62063
MathSciNet: MR343450
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aoms/1177692376

Rights: Copyright © 1972 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.43 • No. 5 • October, 1972
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