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2 Author(s)
S. J. Amster ; Bell Telephone Laboratories; Holmdel, NJ 07733 USA. ; R. Cerino

This paper presents a method for selecting spare modules to support system availability in a cost-effective manner. We apply the method to determine the sparing requirements for a specialized power unit used throughout a telephone transmission system. The method has been extensively used to generate spares complements for large military systems and to perform reliability tradeoffs.

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IEEE Transactions on Reliability  (Volume:R-27 ,  Issue: 2 )