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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 2 • May 1971

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Group

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1971
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  • Populations and Hazard Rates

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): 45
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  • Discrete Renewal Processes

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):46 - 51
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    Discrete renewal processes until recently have not been applied to the mathematical modeling of physical processes. Analyses of such renewal processes have proceeded on the basis of generating functions but the results are often too complicated to be of use. This paper presents an alternative approach to discrete renewal theory and calculates many of the more complex statistics of such processes. View full abstract»

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  • Mixing of Two Renewal Processes and Its Applications to Reliability Theory

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):51 - 55
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    The probabilistic behavior of repairable two-state systems is studied. It is assumed that the reliability of the system can be measured by the amount of time the system has been operative. The operating and repair states are a pair of renewal processes, a particular mixture of which describes the statistical behavior of the system. The object of this contribution is to extend the results of Muth w... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Design for System Reliability and Maintainability

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):56 - 60
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    A complex system consisting of N modules that are logically interconnected for mission success is to be placed in the field for a fixed period of time. For some modules, standby units can be provided, for others this option is not available, but we must select from among several design alternatives differing in cost, weight, and reliability. The problem is to determine simultaneously the module de... View full abstract»

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  • Availability of Priority Standby Redundant Systems

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):60 - 63
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    A priority standby system consisting of two repairable units is considered. One unit, the priority unit, is always in service except when it is failed. The standby unit is in service only for the duration of repair of the priority unit. Expressions are derived for the availability of such a system for both preemptive and nonpreemptive repair. The results assume reasonably general failure-time and ... View full abstract»

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  • Failure Analysis of Memory Organization for Utilization in a Self-Repair Memory System

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):64 - 70
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    Traditional approaches to memory reliability have been limited to complete redundancy or coding techniques. Redundancy frequently proves too expensive (introducing additional systems faults) and the traditional memory coding techniques have been limited to those areas of memory where a single fault results in a single failure (e.g., a broken core in a magnetic memory) as distinguished from an addr... View full abstract»

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  • Specification as a Product for Export

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):70 - 73
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    The translation of a specification into a foreign language is often unsatisfactory. The factors contributing to this are discussed. Some are avoidable; others can only be attenuated. Some rules are suggested which, if applied when the document is first written, will reduce the risk of errors later. View full abstract»

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  • Linear Estimation of the Parameters of the Extreme-Value Distribution Based on Suitably Chosen Order Statistics

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):74 - 83
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    Best linear unbiased estimates (BLUEs) based on a few order statistics are found for the location and scale parameters of the extreme-value distribution (Type-I asymptotic distribution of smallest values), when one or both parameters are unknown, such that the estimates have maximum efficiencies among the BLUEs based on the same number of order statistics. These estimates are then compared with th... View full abstract»

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  • Note on a Replacement Problem

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):83 - 84
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    The replacement problem is considered in the light of stochastic point processes. The cost of replacements over a given period of time and the moments of the number of replacements therein are obtained. View full abstract»

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  • Minimizing Life Test Costs

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):84 - 85
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    Requirements for unusual operating environments and high reliability necessitate qualification and life tests of new or changed components. Considering these requirements, test planners determine test environments, instrumentation, and the number of parts and elapsed hours for the life test. A technique is presented to deal with one specific aspect of test planning-the selection of that number of ... View full abstract»

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  • Generalized Reliability Function for Systems of Arbitrary Configurations

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):85 - 87
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    In this note we consider a special system that always requires more than one elementary path between its input and output terminals to perform its job. Since the special system may consist of components that are not series-parallel connected, the generalized reliability function for systems of parallel components introduced by Chan is insufficient for studying the reliability of this class of syst... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of Conditional Failure Density from Hazard Rate

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):87 - 88
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    Further to the recent discussion regarding the concepts of hazard rate and conditional failure density, it is shown that the latter may be expressed in terms of the former. Moreover, six functions, namely, failure time distribution function, failure time density, reliability function, hazard rate, conditional failure distribution, and conditional failure density, are shown to be equivalent to the ... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Program for Approximating System Reliability - Part II

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):88 - 90
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    Part I, which described the program, appeared in the May 1970 issue of this TRANSACTIONS. The complete Fortran source listing is given here along with a sample set of input cards. View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):90 - 92
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  • List of referees

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): 92
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  • Information for Readers

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): nil2
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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): c2
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