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A Use of Extreme-Value Statistics

Summary: Most acceptance testing is concerned with estimating the mean or the mean and variability of a product. However, there are many occasions where the maximum or minimum value of a product is of primary concern. If it can be determined that the product approximates the double exponential distribution, then Extreme Value Statistics can be used for estimating reliability and as a basis for acceptance testing. This method was used to determine the minimum acceptance strength of the wire command link in a small anti-tank missile.

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  • Topics: Reliability, Sampling
  • Keywords: Estimation,Reliability,Sampling plans,Values
  • Author: Forrey, D.G.
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology