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A decisive predictive approach to the construction of sequential acceptance sampling plans for lifetimes. (English) Zbl 0584.62164
A sequential batch acceptance sampling scheme is derived in which measurements are exponential lifetimes and at each stage one can either scrap the batch, accept the batch or test another component of the batch. The approach uses the Bayesian predictive distribution and a utility structure which depends on the lifetimes of the untested components. The sampling scheme is obtained through a dynamic programming formulation.
Reviewer: S.N.U.A.Kirmani

MSC:
62P30 Applications of statistics in engineering and industry; control charts
62F15 Bayesian inference
62L99 Sequential statistical methods
62L10 Sequential statistical analysis
90C39 Dynamic programming
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