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Activity Number: 561 - Small Data, Big Impact
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security
Abstract #304550 Presentation
Title: Combining Information to Assess the Reliability of Complex Systems
Author(s): Alyson Wilson*
Companies: North Carolina State University
Keywords: reliability; Bayesian; reliability growth; assurance testing

When making acquisition decisions for Department of Defense systems, one key factor is the reliability of the system. However, new systems are often complex, and they can seldom be robustly tested under every possible environment and mission condition. Fully characterizing the system requires integrating information from many sources, including similar systems, prior testing, computer models, and expert judgment. This talk will introduce an approach for combining information using Bayesian hierarchical models.

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