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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 2 • Date June 2009

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):C1 - 209
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  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability publication information

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C2
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  • IEEE Reliability Society Technical Operations Annual Technology Report for 2008

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):210 - 261
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  • Introduction to the Special Section on Prognostics and Health Management

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):262 - 263
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  • Modeling of IC Socket Contact Resistance for Reliability and Health Monitoring Applications

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):264 - 270
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    We present a methodology based on the physics of failure, and the sequential probability ratio test, for modeling and monitoring electrical interconnects in health monitoring, and electronic prognostic applications. The resistance behavior of an electrical contact was characterized as a function of temperature. The physics of failure of the contact technology were analysed. A contact resistance mo... View full abstract»

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  • Precursor Parameter Identification for Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) Prognostics

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):271 - 276
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    Precursor parameters have been identified to enable development of a prognostic approach for insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT). The IGBT were subjected to thermal overstress tests using a transistor test board until device latch-up. The collector-emitter current, transistor case temperature, transient and steady state gate voltages, and transient and steady state collector-emitter voltages... View full abstract»

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  • A Generic Prognostic Methodology Using Damage Trajectory Models

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):277 - 285
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    In modern industries, there is intense pressure to continuously reduce costly, unscheduled maintenance of complex systems. To obtain high availability with reduced life cycle total ownership costs, classical maintenance policies are not optimal. Indeed, these polices do not allow us to perform maintenance only when it is necessary because they are not able to forecast system damage states in the f... View full abstract»

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  • Connected Vehicle Diagnostics and Prognostics, Concept, and Initial Practice

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):286 - 294
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    We propose a new concept of Connected Vehicle Diagnostics and Prognostics (CVDP) to address some of the challenges in vehicle system fault diagnostics and prognosis, such as the diagnostics of unexpected new faults, and infrequent or intermittent faults. As an initial practice, this concept has been implemented in the vehicle design validation process at GM. This paper presents the implementation ... View full abstract»

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  • A Novel, Fast, Reliable Data Transmission Algorithm for Wireless Machine Health Monitoring

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):295 - 304
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    Vibration-based machine health monitoring is a well-known technique that is commonly used in machine fault diagnosis applications. In conjunction with existing wireless technologies, even machines that are operated in a hazardous or moveable environment can be monitored wirelessly. However, to facilitate a reliable machine health assessment, various sensory data, particularly the vibration signals... View full abstract»

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  • A Methodology for Determining the Return on Investment Associated With Prognostics and Health Management

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):305 - 316
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    Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) provides opportunities for lowering sustainment costs, improving maintenance decision-making, and providing product usage feedback into the product design and validation process. However, support for PHM is predicated on the articulation of clear business cases that quantify the expected cost and benefits of its implementation. The realization of PHM require... View full abstract»

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  • Using Extended R-Impact to Assess Journal Influence

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):317 - 323
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    The objective of this study is to evaluate the importance or contributions of a journal to the development of disciplines. We introduce generalized impact factor, which involves the historical citation observed, and potential future citation of a journal. It can be used to assess the journal influence dynamically. Gamma distributions are used to fit the distribution of the citation frequenc... View full abstract»

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  • Relative R-Impact Based on Normalization Method

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):324 - 327
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    Reliability-Based impact (R-impact) factor, defined as the cited half-life multiplied by the citation impact factor, measures both the citation impact and long-lasting impact of published journals. Currently there are several different ways to calculate the citation rates, each with limitations to be improved. This paper provides a new analysis approach for the ranking and citation of publi... View full abstract»

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  • Combined m -Consecutive- k -Out-of- n:{\rm F} & Consecutive k_{c} -Out-of- n:{\rm F} Systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):328 - 337
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    This paper proposes a new model, a combined m-consecutive-k-out-of-n : F & consecutive-kc-out-of-n : F system, consisting of n components ordered in a line such that the system fails iff there exist at least kc consecutive failed components, or at least m non-overlapping runs of k consecutive failed components, where kc < mk. The components are assumed to be... View full abstract»

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  • All-Terminal Network Reliability Using Recursive Truncation Algorithm

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):338 - 347
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    Exact calculation of all-terminal network reliability is a hard problem; its computational complexity grows exponentially with the number of nodes and links in the network. We propose the Recursive Truncation Algorithm (RTA), a bounding approximation algorithm, to estimate the all-terminal reliability of a given network with a pre-specified accuracy. RTA scans all minimal cutsets of the graph repr... View full abstract»

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  • Availability-Aware Design in Mesh Networks With Failure-Independent Path-Protecting p -Cycles

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):348 - 363
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    Failure-independent path-protecting (FIPP) p-cycle is an extension of the span-protecting p-cycle, and an alternative approach for providing fully pre-connected protection paths with end-to-end failure-independent path protection (Kodian and Gorver, J. of Lightwave Technol., vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 3241-3259). We study the unavailability of end-to-end traffic... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability Nonparametric Bayesian Estimation in Parallel Systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):364 - 373
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    Relevant results for (sub-)distribution functions related to parallel systems are discussed. The reverse hazard rate is defined using the product integral. Consequently, the restriction of absolute continuity for the involved distributions can be relaxed. The only restriction is that the sets of discontinuity points of the parallel distributions have to be disjointed. Nonparametric Bayesian estima... View full abstract»

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  • A Squeeze Response Surface Methodology for Finding Symbolic Network Reliability Functions

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):374 - 382
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    A new response surface methodology (RSM) called the squeeze response surface methodology (SRSM) is proposed to gain the approximate symbolic network reliability function (SNRF). The proposed SRSM can be used to solve not only complicated system configurations, but also help decision makers gain greater understanding for the structure of the system. The response value is the value of the Bonferroni... View full abstract»

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  • On the Accelerated Scan Finite Markov Chain Imbedding Approach

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):383 - 388
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    As an excellent tool for reliability system research, the finite Markov chain imbedding (FMCI) approach can be used not only to evaluate the system reliability, but also to do other research in reliability systems such as generating functions, waiting time, and optimal arrangement problems. But the computation for system reliability based on the FMCI approach becomes difficult if the number of com... View full abstract»

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  • A Geometric Process \delta -Shock Maintenance Model

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):389 - 396
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    A geometric process delta -shock maintenance model for a repairable system is introduced. If there exists no shock, the successive operating time of the system after repair will form a geometric process. Assume that the shocks will arrive according to a Poisson process. When the interarrival time of two successive shocks is smaller than a specified threshold, the system fails, and the latter shock... View full abstract»

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  • An Extended Periodic Imperfect Preventive Maintenance Model With Age-Dependent Failure Type

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):397 - 405
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    This paper presents a generalized periodic imperfect preventive maintenance (PM) model for a system with age-dependent failure type. The imperfect PM model proposed in this study incorporates improvement factors vis-a-vis the hazard-rate function, and effective age. As failures occur, the system experiences one of the two types of failure: type-I failure (minor), and type-II failure (catastrophic)... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers on reliability and risk assessment of complex systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 406
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  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability information for authors

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):407 - 408
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    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):409 - 410
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    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 411
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  • Reliability Society to Offer Scholarships

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 412
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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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