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Entropy, Vol. 19, Pages 406: Statistical Process Control for Unimodal Distribution Based on Maximum Entropy Distribution Approximation

Entropy, Vol. 19, Pages 406: Statistical Process Control for Unimodal Distribution Based on Maximum Entropy Distribution Approximation

Entropy doi: 10.3390/e19080406

Authors: Xinghua Fang Mingshun Song Yizeng Chen

In statistical process control, the control chart utilizing the idea of maximum entropy distribution density level sets has been proven to perform well for monitoring the quantity with multimodal distribution. However, it is too complicated to implement for the quantity with unimodal distribution. This article proposes a simplified method based on maximum entropy for the control chart design when the quantity being monitored is unimodal distribution. First, we use the maximum entropy distribution to approximate the unknown distribution of the monitored quantity. Then we directly take the value of the quantity as the monitoring statistic. Finally, the Lebesgue measure is applied to estimate the acceptance regions and the one with minimum volume is chosen as the optimal in-control region of the monitored quantity. The results from two cases show that the proposed method in this article has a higher detection capability than the conventional control chart techniques when the monitored quantity is asymmetric unimodal distribution.

Authors:   Fang, Xinghua ; Song, Mingshun ; Chen, Yizeng
Journal:   Entropy
Volume:   19
edition:   8
Year:   2017
Pages:   406
DOI:   10.3390/e19080406
Publication date:   07-Aug-2017
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