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In Sect. 6, inference about the parameters of some degradation processes and other related results, are discussed. 2 Basic Definitions and Results In this section, we give some basic reliability definitions, and discuss some wellknown results that will be used in the rest of this chapter. Detailed proofs of these results are found in the references indicated at the end on this chapter. Let X be a positive random variable describing the life time of_ a given device. For any x ≥ 0, the survival probability (reliability), by definition, F(x) = P{X > x}.

Hence ∧ R(x, [x, M], ∧) = Q n (x, [x, M], ∧) n=0 ∧ ⊂ F (n) (M) n=0 ∧ (F(M))n ⊂ n=0 1 1 − F(M) < ∧, = and our assertion is proven. 25 For any α, x ≤ R+ , ⎩ E x [e−αTM ,TM = φ] = ↓ Rα (x, dy)[ Q α (y, R+ ) − Q α (y, R+ )] [x,M] Proof For n ≥ 1, we let Gn be the sigma algebra generated by {(X k , Tk ), 1 ⊂ k ⊂ n}. 14 of [23], it follows that the unique solution of the last equation is E x [e−αTM ,TM = φ] = ⎩ ↓ Rα (x, dy)[ Q α (y, R+ ) − Q α (y, R+ )], [x,M] and our assertion is proven. 26 For any x ≤ R+ , ⎩ Px {TM = φ} = R(x, dy, ∧)[1 − Q(y, R+ , ∧)].

Ii) _Assume that the_degradation process is a nonhomogeneous subordinator. Then, F is Weibull if G is exponential and (t) = t ν , ν > 0. ↓ Proof (i)_ =∩ Assume that the degradation process X is a stationary subordinator, _ and G exponential. 3), it follows that H is_exponential. _ G exponential implies that H is exponential. Suppose ↑= Assume that _ _ G(x) = e−ζx , ζ, x ≥ 0. If H is exponential then, for each t, s ≥ 0, _ _ ↓ _ H (t + s) _= H (t) H (s). For t ≥ 0, A ≡ R+ , let Pt (A) = P( X t ≤ A).