Skip to Main Content
We present a generalized analysis methodology for binary decision diagram-based fault tree analysis of a wide range of phased-mission systems, with various mission requirements, and structure characteristics. This methodology includes 1) four alternative variable ordering schemes: forward/backward phased dependent operations, and forward/backward concatenation; 2) a strategy to choose an adequate ordering scheme to process a new phased-mission system instance depending on its phase and mission configuration; and 3) efficient generation and evaluation algorithms for generalized phased-mission system binary decision diagrams adopting any arbitrary ordering scheme. The advantages of this methodology are in the low computational complexity, broad applicability, and easy implementation.
Date of Publication: Dec. 2009