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START-UP DEMONSTRATION TESTS UNDER

MARKOV DEPENDENCE MODEL WITH CORRECTIVE ACTIONS

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N. BALAKRISHNAN^{ 1}, S. G. MOHANTY^{ 1}
AND S. AKI^{ 2}

^{1} *Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster
University,*

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1

^{2} *Department of Mathematical Science, Osaka University,
Toyonaka, Osaka 560, Japan*
(Received January 22, 1996; revised May 20, 1996)

**Abstract.**
A general probability model for a start-up
demonstration test is studied. The joint probability generating
function of some random variables appearing in the Markov dependence
model of the start-up demonstration test with corrective actions is
derived by the method of probability generating function. By using
the probability generating function, several characteristics
relating to the distribution are obtained.

*Key words and phrases*:
Probability generating function,
discrete distributions, run, start-up demonstration test, Markov
chain, waiting time.

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