IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 3 • Aug. 1986

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Society

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): c2
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  • MTBF

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 225
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  • Database Engineering

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 225
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  • New editorial structure - new editor

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 226
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  • Correspondence items

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 226
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  • Network reliability - the state of the art guest editors' preface

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):227 - 228
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    During the past ten years or so there have been some important new developments in system reliability that have resulted in more efficient ways to evaluate system reliability than were known heretofore, and in greater understanding of the underlying structural relationships among the elements of the system. These developments came about as a result of the efforts of a number of researchers who wer... View full abstract»

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  • Network reliability - the state of the art foreword

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 229
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    This Special Section is an outgrowth of a workshop on Network Reliability sponsored by the US National Science Foundation, and held at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1983 August 24-26. This workshop was a sequel to a previous NSF-sponsored workshop on Large-Scale Networks, held at Northwestern University in 1974 April. One of the most important areas identified for furth... View full abstract»

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  • Computational Complexity of Network Reliability Analysis: An Overview

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):230 - 239
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    This paper presents an overview of results related to the computational complexity of network reliability analysis problems. Network reliability analysis problems deal with the determination of reliability measures for stochastic networks. We show how these problems are related to the more familiar computational network problems of recognizing certain subnetworks, finding optimal subnetworks, and ... View full abstract»

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  • FREE Proceedings [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 239
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  • Synthesis of reliable networks - a survey

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):240 - 246
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    In contrast to the usual probabilistic model for network reliability, one can use a deterministic model which is called network vulnerability. Many different vulnerability criteria and the related synthesis results are reviewed. These synthesis problems are all graph external questions. Certain reliability synthesis problems can be converted to a vulnerability question. Several open problems and c... View full abstract»

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  • Maximizing the Mean Number of Communicating Vertex Pairs in Series-Parallel Networks

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):247 - 251
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    A communication network can be modelled as a probabilistic graph where each of b edges represents a communication line and each of n vertices represents a communication processor. Each edge e (vertex v) functions with probability Pe (pv). If edges fail independently with uniform probability p and vertices do not fail, the probability that the network is connected is the probabilistic connectedness... View full abstract»

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  • Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium Proceedings Price List for 1986

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 251
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  • Efficient algorithms for reliability analysis of planar networks - a survey

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):252 - 259
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    We survey some recent polynomial-time algorithms for the exact computation of network reliability. The algorithms apply to several classes of planar networks, which include series-parallel, inner-cycle-free, inner-four-cycle-free and planar cube-free. We describe these classes and discuss the related polynomial algorithms for computing their reliability. View full abstract»

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  • Practical Papers

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 259
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  • Bounds on the Reliability of Networks

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):260 - 268
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    This paper presents criteria for acceptable schemes to approximate system reliability and Investigates such schemes for a special clas of network reliability problems. In this framework, we are able to use powerful combinatorial theory to obtain strong bounds for network reliability which can be computed by efficient algorithms. We demonstrate these bounds on a small example, and give some computa... View full abstract»

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  • Mathematical Exercises (Extended Abstracts)

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 268
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  • Factoring Algorithms for Computing K-Terminal Network Reliability

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):269 - 278
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    Let GK denote a graph G whose edges can fail and with a set K ⊆ V specified. Edge failures are independent and have known probabilities. The K-terminal reliability of GK, R(GK), is the probability that all vertices in K are connected by working edges. A factoring algorithm for computing network reliability recursively applies the formula R(GK) = piR(GK * ei) + qiR(GK - ei) where GK * ei is... View full abstract»

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  • Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 278
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  • Software for Reliability Testing of Computer Peripherals: A Case History

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):279 - 284
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    This article addresses: 1) the problem of inadequate software for the reliability testing of computer peripherals, and 2) the development and use of a software package specifically designed for reliability testing of disk drive peripherals. The software package enables one to carry out controlled reliability testing of disk drive peripherals. Necessary data for statistical calculation are availabl... View full abstract»

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  • Standby redundancy in reliability - a review

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):285 - 292
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    Redundancy is used to improve the reliability of a system beyond that obtained by redesigning the system or selecting better parts. This paper reviews the literature related to standby redundancy over the past ten years. View full abstract»

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  • Distribution of Failures in an Array of Cells

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):293 - 294
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    Consider a system which is an array of cells in which the system function is performed by the rows. The level of performance of the system depends on the failure rate of the cells and on the distribution of the failed cells in the array. For example, a system may operate at only 50 percent efficiency if 3 or more cells in a row are failed. This paper presents a procedure for computing the probabil... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability & Availability of Duplex Systems: Some Simple Models

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):295 - 300
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    The reliability and availability of a system can be enhanced by redundancy and repair. The reliability and availability are shown for some simple models of duplex systems, by using Markov methods. All transition rates between states are constant. View full abstract»

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  • Reliability and Risk Analysis

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):300 - 303
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  • Reliability Improvement for Simplex Communication Systems with Multiple Channels

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):301 - 303
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    The reliability of a communication system can be improved by using channel coding. Complex coding and decoding are often required to achieve high performance. An alternative approach is channel redundancy in which the same information is transmitted over two or more channels at the same time. In this way, the coding complexity required to achieve a given error probability can be appreciably reduce... 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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