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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 3  Part 2 • Date Sept. 1998

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  • Selected Wit & Wisdom

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):402 - 405
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  • Communications reliability: a historical perspective

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):SP333 - SP345
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    This paper traces the development of communication reliability from the early days of microwave transmission through the present day of the Internet and World Wide Web. It discusses the notable contributions by the telephone service providers to supply essentially continuous service. The communication industry has evolved to having individual hardware, software and system providers forming consort... View full abstract»

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  • Probabilistic-risk-assessment applications in the nuclear-power industry

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):SP361 - SP364
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    There has been a remarkable growth in the use of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) methods in the US nuclear industry, both commercial and government. Use of PRA techniques has been expanded appreciably in the 1980s and 1990s as a result of the Individual Plant Examination (IPE) process. The IPE program calls for all existing nuclear utilities to use PRA methods to seek out plant vulnerabilities... View full abstract»

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  • Landmarks In R&M Engineering

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 401
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  • Applying software reliability engineering in the 1990s

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):SP372 - SP378
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    This paper reviews the progress in software-reliability since 1975, and discusses the best tools and practices that can be applied today. The best development practices are recommended herein, for managing the reliability of software. The development of software-reliability models and user-friendly tool kits is described. These tools allow software-reliability to be measured, tracked, and improved... View full abstract»

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  • The history of reliability prediction

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):SP321 - SP328
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    Reliability predictions have been used successfully as a reliability engineering tool for 5 decades. It is only one element of a well-structured reliability program and, to be effective, must be complemented by other elements. This paper reviews the history of reliability predictions as they have been used as a reliability engineering tool and discusses the current status of several issues relatin... View full abstract»

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  • Electronics reliability: a personal view

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):SP329 - SP332
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    This paper is a collection of: (1) semi-historical facts and dates; and (2) personal recollections to show some of the overlooked elements in the general reliability (including availability and maintainability) field and how reliability sometimes has been engineered and determined View full abstract»

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  • Reliability Victory Song

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):406 - 410
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  • Reliability education: a historical perspective

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):SP390 - SP398
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    This paper provides a historical overview of the development of reliability engineering education in the USA: where have we been, where are we today, and where we are heading. It presents the beginning and the current status of: undergraduate and graduate courses; graduate degree programs; short courses; institutes; training courses; symposia and their proceedings, texts, newsletters and other pub... View full abstract»

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  • Space-system reliability: a historical perspective

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):SP355 - SP360
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    The NASA Strategic Plan is the backbone of its new strategic management system, an important aspect of which is risk management. Coincident with a decreasing NASA budget is the new working environment that demands a better, faster, cheaper way to conduct business. In such an environment where risk is considered a knowledge-based resource, mission assurance is important in understanding risk. Throu... View full abstract»

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  • Human performance reliability: a historical perspective

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):SP365 - SP371
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    From the view-point of most engineers, product development managers, and program managers, human performance reliability (HPR) is a black art. Although HPR importantly affects system, product, and process operations, there is little recognition of its impact. To increase the awareness of the impact of HPR, this paper provides a brief historical sketch of the subject. One can roughly divide the evo... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability physics in electronics: a historical view

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):SP379 - SP389
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    This paper traces the development of the reliability approach for microelectronic devices. It discusses the pressures on the early military microelectronics industry to improve the reliability of individual parts making up the complex equipment. This pressure led to the need for a new approach to designing and evaluating these parts. The resulting birth of reliability physics is covered in detail,... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution of component-qualification methods for local component-manufacturers for telecom applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):SP346 - SP354
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    The Centre for Development of Telematics, C-DOT, was set up in 1984 by the Indian Government to develop a new generation of digital switching systems relevant to the Indian environment. Consequently, CDOT developed a range of cost-effective products, predominantly relevant to the dispersed rural needs of India, with the built-in qualities of ruggedness, upgradability, and reliability so as to with... View full abstract»

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IEEE Transactions on Reliability is concerned with the problems involved in attaining reliability, maintaining it through the life of the system or device, and measuring it.

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W. Eric Wong
University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

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