A Simplified Design Procedure for Life Tests Based on Kullback-Leibler Iaformation

Miroshi Ohta, Ikuo Arizono

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This paper describes a new simple, practical design procedure for life tests based on the Kullback-Leibler Information. We assume that the length of life has an exponential distribution. In the reliability literature, the exponential distribution is the underlying distribution of the length of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-365
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Reliability
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Fixed-number test plan
  • Kullback-Leibler information. Reader Afds-Purpose Widen state of the art special math needed for explanations: Statistics Special math needed to use results: None Results useful to: Quality and reliability analysts
  • Life test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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