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Bayesian analysis of hybrid life tests with exponential failure times. (English) Zbl 0612.62134
A hybrid life test procedure is discussed from the Bayesian viewpoint. A total of n items is placed on test, failed items are either not replaced or are replaced, and the test is terminated either when a pre-chosen number, K, of items have failed, or when a pre-determined time on test has been reached. Posterior and predictive distributions are obtained under the assumption of an exponential failure distribution, and point and interval estimates are given for the mean life and the life of an untested item. The results are applied to a numerical example.

MSC:
62N05 Reliability and life testing
62F15 Bayesian inference
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