Statistical analysis of environmental effects on reliability decay of missiles: A case study

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Generalized linear models are used to predict the deterioration pattern for missiles stored in four different environmental conditions. The rate of deterioration over time is assumed to be non-negative, and it is estimated from repeated measurement of the binary responses from a series of intermittent flight tests. Results of the statistical tests indicate that environmental effects are not significant on missile decay. Additionally, the estimation method for the missile shelf-life is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-1002
Number of pages8
JournalIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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