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Issue 3 • Date Aug. 1981

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Society

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): nil1
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  • Who Speaks For Maintainability?

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 209
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  • AQL Is Not PAQ!

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 209
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  • Special Issue on Maintainability Preface

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 210 - 211
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  • Maintainability Applications Using the Matrix FMEA Technique

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 212 - 217
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    The Matrix Method of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) provides an organized and traceable analysis from the piece-part failure-mode through all indenture levels to system-level failure effects. This paper describes a methodology for reversing the buildup process for maintainability analysis. The output of this reverse process identifies each system-failure effect individually and the rela... View full abstract»

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  • Practical Papers

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 217
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  • Extended Abstracts

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 217
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  • A Modern Maintainability Prediction Technique

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 218 - 221
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    This paper describes recently developed maintainability prediction techniques that are comprised of two distinctly separate procedures. The first is a detailed procedure that can produce very accurate predictions limited only by the quality of the input data. The second is an early procedure (applicable earlier in the equipment development than the detailed procedure) that yields less accurate pre... View full abstract»

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  • Landmarks in R&M Engineering: #12 On Performance Evaluation

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 221
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  • Design & Evaluation Methodology For Built-In-Test

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 222 - 226
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    This paper provides guidelines and procedures to optimize the design of built-in-test (BIT) during the conceptual phase of system design. Optimization of the BIT design is achieved by properly specifying three key design parameters: BIT effectiveness, mean corrective maintenance time, and BIT reliability. These parameters together with the BIT design-to-cost target form the baseline criteria for d... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 226
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  • Diagnostic Specification-A Proposed Approach

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 227 - 231
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    The U. S. Air Force experience with operational test and evaluation of weapon system diagnostics has not been good. Many of the problems encountered stem from poorly written specifications. The development of successful diagnostic systems is predicated on the user's identifying valid system requirements and accurately articulating these requirements, via specifications, to the contractor. This pap... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 231
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  • Models for Hardware-Software System Operational-Performance Evaluation

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 232 - 239
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    Stochastic models for hardware-software systems are developed and used to study their performance as a function of hardware-software failure and maintenance rates. Expressions are derived for the distribution of time to a specified number of software errors, system occupancy probabilities, system reliability, availability, and average availability. The behavior of these measures is investigated vi... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 239
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  • Software Maintainability - What It Means and How to Achieve It

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 240 - 245
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    The terms reliability and maintainability are often misunderstood in the software field since software does not `break' or `wear out' in the physical sense; it either works in a given environment or it does not. This means that the program is either right or wrong in the environment. However, it does not follow that a program that is right is reliable or maintainable. For the purposes of this pape... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 245
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  • Fault-Tolerance In a Multiprocessor, Digital Switching System

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 246 - 252
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    Since the introduction of computer-controlled telephone switching systems, fault-tolerance requirements have been described in terms such as ``no more than two hours downtime in 40 years'', and ``no more than 2 calls in 10 000 lost by the system.'' As microprocessors, pulse code modulation (PCM) and multiprocessing have been added to switching systems, system architects have had to rethink system ... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 252
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  • Maintenance Techniques in Distributed Communications Switching Systems

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 253 - 257
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    The reliability and maintainability design criteria that were a part of large central-control communication systems, have been combined to produce deferred maintenance concepts in fully distributed communication systems. Combining these concepts allows the achievement of a cost-effective life-cycle design for communication switching systems. In a hardware/software environment one should not separa... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 257
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  • Logistic Simulation - A Credible Tool for Decision Makers?

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 258 - 264
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    Logistic simulation and sensitivity analyses can prove useful in management reviews of major weapon system acquistion programs. The F/A-18 analyses were instrumental in quantifying the importance of achieving projected field reliability levels, the adequacy of supply support funding, and the importance of test equipment capacity in achieving aircraft readiness objectives. Logistic simulation input... View full abstract»

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  • Correspondence

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 264
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Aims & Scope

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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City University of Hong Kong