On developing linear profile methodologies: a ranked set approach with engineering application

  • Tahir Mahmood Department of System Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Keywords: control charts, profiles monitoring, phase i methods, probability to signal, solar power monitoring.


Linear profiles are quite popular in establishing relationship among different variables associated with each other in an ongoing process. Control charting methodologies for these linear profiles are used to monitor and improve the performance of a process. The commonly used Phase I methodologies of linear profiles are mostly based on simple random selection procedures. In this study, we intend to improve the existing Phase I profile methods by considering the different ranked set strategies including ranked set sampling (RSS), median RSS (MRSS) and extreme RSS (ERSS). The profile monitoring is considered in terms of three main parameters namely slope, intercept and error variance for efficient detection of any assignable cause(s). We have used probability to signal as a performance measure in our study. A real-life application of the proposed methods is also presented in this study using a real data from electrical engineering related to grid-connected photo voltaic system.

Author Biography

Tahir Mahmood, Department of System Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Department of System Engineering and Engineering Management, Ph.D. candidate


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