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Reliability and Maintainability Symposium. 1997 Proceedings, Annual

Date 13-16 Jan. 1997

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  • Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

    Publication Year: 1997
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): xviii
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  • The GIQLP-Product Integrity's Link to Acquisition Reform

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):26 - 28
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  • Panel: Commercial Off-the-shelf (cots) Integration & Support

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):181 - 183
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  • Cumulative Indexes

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):cx1 - cx13
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  • Cumulative Institution Index 1980 - 1997 Proceedings

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):cx14 - cx21
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  • Cumulative Key-word Index 1980- 1997 Proceedings

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):cx22 - cx43
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  • Previous tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):cx44 - cx78
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  • Numerical techniques for assessing reliability and performance of gracefully degrading computer systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):159 - 163
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    Gracefully degrading systems represent a cost effective alternative to the massively redundant fault-tolerant computing systems. Assessing the effectiveness of these systems requires combined reliability and performance measures such as computational availability, performability and accumulated reward. This paper compares, for the first time, two numerical algorithms used for assessing the complem... View full abstract»

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  • An algorithm based fault tolerance technique for safety-critical applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):278 - 285
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    The design of safety critical systems is a difficult and time consuming task. The traditional design of safety critical systems involves the use of proprietary hardware and software. The full custom design approach is becoming unacceptable because performing a complete redesign for each different class of control applications is unacceptable. Additionally, traditional safety critical systems are d... View full abstract»

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  • Asymptotic availability of systems modeled by cyclic non-homogeneous Markov chains [substation reliability]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):293 - 297
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    In this paper, a new approach is introduced in order to treat a particular type of Markov systems: nonhomogeneous Markov systems, that is Markov systems whose hazard rates are time-dependent. This dependence of the hazard rate function on time lead to an investigation of nonhomogeneous Markov chains, and particularly a model that undergoes cyclic behavior. In this model, the transition probabiliti... View full abstract»

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  • DIFtree: a software package for the analysis of dynamic fault tree models

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):64 - 70
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    Several advances in fault tree models have been developed as an aid in the analysis of computer systems. Such advances include the ability to model sequence dependencies, the application of fault trees to the analysis of hardware and software fault tolerant systems, the ability to include details of the recovery process in the fault tree solution, and the use of modularization and binary decision ... View full abstract»

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  • Related dependability problems in fault-tolerant and secure computer-systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):164 - 170
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    This paper expounds that the dependability problems encountered in the fault-tolerant and secure computing area appear to be diverse and enormous and that much research needs to be done in the area. The authors discuss: the relationship between reliability, safety and security in computer systems; faults, errors, and failures; and the problem areas View full abstract»

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  • Selection of equipment to leverage commercial technology (SELECT)

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):84 - 90
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    One of the primary effects of acquisition reform has been to inject uncertainty into the procurement process for both the US Department of Defense (DoD) and its contractors. Of particular concern is the quantification of reliability performance and risk assessment for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment that is targeted far use in environments more severe than that for which it was originall... View full abstract»

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  • A risk-mitigating model for the development of reliable and maintainable large-scale commercial-off-the-shelf integrated software systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):361 - 367
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    There has been a tremendous interest within the software industry in building reliable, cost-effective, large-scale and distributed software systems through the utilization of both generic and domain-specific commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software products. Compared to the traditional in-house software development, the COTS software integration approach promises faster delivery of software syste... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic fault tree synthesis and real-time tree trimming, based on computer models

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):71 - 75
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    This paper introduces a computer aided reliability system, which allows the modelling of production systems and which is able to generate causal trees, fault trees and cause consequence diagrams automatically, using the predefined component and system models View full abstract»

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  • IQLM: application for rail systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):333 - 338
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    Cost-effectiveness is an evaluation involving both performance and cost. The best performing rail system may not be the most cost effective one. Therefore, when analyzing the acquisition of a rail system, both performance and cost must be considered. The integrated quality and logistics management (IQLM) methodology presented in this paper demonstrates how to evaluate cost-effectiveness for a syst... View full abstract»

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  • Software reliability-growth test and the software reliability-testing platform

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):171 - 174
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    Software users are interested in the MTTF value of software. The rules of λ Pareto diagrams are in general quite different from one software to another. We cannot get an analytical expression to describe the pattern of λ Pareto diagram and be generally suitable to all software. We have constructed a software reliability testing platform (SRTP) which can automatically produce random i... View full abstract»

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  • Unavailability evaluation and allocation at the design stage for electric power plants: methods and tools

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):91 - 99
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    Electricite de France is currently carrying out a project called CIDEM with the objective of integrating availability, operational feedback, and maintenance in the design of future power plants (especially nuclear power plants) in order to improve their profitability. The work reported in this paper was performed in the framework of the research part of the CIDEM project, managed by the R&D di... View full abstract»

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  • An overview of concurrent engineering

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1 - 6
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    concurrent engineering (CE), or integrated product development, is a US Department of Defense (DoD) initiative for the defense industry; it has also been used very successfully by commercial industries. CE is applicable to any industry that develops its own products and wants to remain competitive in today's marketplace. The computer-aided acquisition and logistics support (CALS)/CE Industrial Ste... View full abstract»

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  • The RASSP integrated systems tool set provides a concurrent engineering environment for design trade-offs

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):220 - 225
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    The goal of the DARPA/Tri-Service-sponsored Rapid Prototyping of Application Specific Signal Processors (RASSP) program is to reduce development and manufacturing time and cost of signal processors by a factor of four. Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) RASSP team has developed an integrated systems engineering tool set which forms the basis for a concurrent engineering desig... View full abstract»

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  • Effectiveness of yield-estimation and reliability-prediction based on wafer test-chip measurements

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):142 - 148
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    Studies suggest the use of “dropped in” test chips as an instrument for monitoring the quality of each manufacturing step of VLSI chips, and as a cost-effective procedure for eliminating potentially “bad” wafers. Here, the yield and long-term reliability are estimated on the basis of the test chips manufactured on the same wafer as the fully functional chips. Only wafers ac... View full abstract»

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  • Concurrent engineering approach to the development of the TM6000

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):13 - 17
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    The Personal Productivity Products (PPP) division of Texas Instruments invested a tremendous effort in setting up “World Class” processes and strategies that could strategically position PPP as a leader in the laptop industry. The focus was on improving the entire design process, stressing the importance of several key areas: concurrent engineering; reverse engineering; producibility e... View full abstract»

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  • Considering risk profiles in design optimization for series-parallel systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):271 - 277
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    The objective of the redundancy allocation problem is to select the parts to be used and a design configuration to optimize some objective function without violating system level constraints. In this paper, the problem was formulated in a more general framework than has previously been accomplished, allowing for the explicit consideration of the risk-profile of system designers and users. Risk is ... View full abstract»

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  • Failure environment analysis system-MSFC an enhanced tool for hardware reliability in design

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):211 - 215
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    At the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Propulsion Lab the need for reliability in design engineering became increasingly important in the early days of the National Launch System (NLS). This need has become significantly more important in subsequent programs. During NLS development, most of the available methods and tools were either inadequate for the required analyses, required the use of mu... View full abstract»

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