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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 5 • Dec. 1983

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Society

    Publication Year: 1983
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): nil1
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  • The Foundation of Reliability

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 401
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  • Levels of Corrective Action

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 401
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  • How to Hand-Check a Symbolic Reliability Expression

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):402 - 408
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    Checking symbolic reliability expressions is very useful for detecting faults in hand derivations and for debugging computer programs. This checking can be achieved in a systematic way, though it may be a formidable task. Three exhaustive tests are given. These tests apply to unreliability and reliability expressions for noncoherent as well as coherent systems, and to cases when both nodes and bra... View full abstract»

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  • On Being Late

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 408
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  • Catastrophic Failure Modes Limit Redundancy Effectiveness

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):409 - 411
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    This paper shows that it is essential to know the failure rates of the failure modes in order to decide effectively about employing redundancy. In general, all redundancy decisions fall into one of two regions: 1) additional redundancy is effective, and 2) additional redundancy is not effective. This paper quantifies the boundary between these two regions. There will always be a point at which the... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 411
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  • The Logarithmic Expression of Reliability Quantities

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):412 - 413
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    Taking the logarithm of probabilities associated with reliability allows them to be expressed on a simple scale. The resulting values increase with increased system reliability. View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 413
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  • The Pioneer 10/11 Program: From 1969 to 1994

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):414 - 416
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    The Pioneer 10/11 program began in the summer of 1969 and had as its objective the exploration of the Asteroid Belt¿that region between Mars and Jupiter¿and the exploration of Jupiter. Two flight spacecraft were built¿Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11. Pioneer 10 was launched in 1972 March, passed by Jupiter in 1973 December, and continued on a trajectory that will allow it to escape the solar system. ... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 416
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  • Practical Preventive Reliability Using Matrix Forms

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):417 - 421
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    This paper describes a practical new tool to improve the reliability of equipment. It uses a matrix form to help monitor anticipated component faults precisely. The tool provides the practical measures necessary to generate matrix tables that accurately display all causes of failure and all planned programmatic analyses, tests, processes, and inspections. When completed, the matrix tables give use... View full abstract»

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  • From Fault-Tree To Fault-Identification

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):422 - 425
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    A practical way is given of identifying actual faults, by using a fault tree's complete system of minimal cutsets. For instance, for a fault tree where 20 cutsets are considered with 30 possible primal events, any of them can be found in at most three steps by the proposed FID-algorithm. View full abstract»

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  • An Efficient Algorithm for Optimal Design of Diagnostics

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):426 - 436
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    Even though much work has been done in developing models to design diagnostic tests for fault isolation in electronic systems, there is still a lack of efficient, fast procedures. A new approach to the cost-effective design of fault isolation procedures is investigated. It is oriented specifically toward built-in-test (BIT) diagnostic subsystems for modular electronic equipment. The problem is for... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability and Maintainability Considerations in Computer Performance Evaluation

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):433 - 436
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    This paper describes the application of R&M concepts to computer performance evaluation. The relevance of reliability to maintenance cost of computer system is established. Although a simple reliability model is used, one can use more complex models. The mathematical model for maintenance cost analysis must be tailored for individual cases, depending upon the maintenance philosophy of the organiza... View full abstract»

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  • Resilient Concurrency Control in Distributed Database Systems

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):437 - 443
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    This paper presents the resiliency features of the optimistic approach to concurrency control and demonstrates how it lends itself to a design of a reliable distributed database system. The validation of concurrency control, integrity control, and atomicity control has been integrated. This integration provides a high degree of concurrency and continuity of operations in spite of failures of trans... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 443
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  • General Probability of System Failure

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):444 - 449
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    This paper presents a general method to determine probabilities of failure of any fixed subset of coherent system components under various conditions. The method uses a known reliability structure of the system and the known joint probability distribution of its component times-to-failure. This method is universal and can be applied in many cases. Nevertheless, for large systems it is troublesome.... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 449
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  • Probability of Component or Subsystem Failure Before System Failure

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):450 - 457
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    A method of determining the probability of having a given set of components failed and another set of components working at the time of system failure is based on the notion of boundary probability. The method is simple and easily applied to any s-coherent system for which the reliability structure is known. The application of this method is limited to the case of continuous probability distributi... View full abstract»

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  • Fault-Tree Analysis by Fuzzy Probability

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):453 - 457
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    In conventional fault-tree analysis, the failure probabilities of components of a system are treated as exact values in estimating the failure probability of the top event. For many systems, it is often difficult to evaluate the failure probabilities of components from past occurrences because the environments of the systems change. Furthermore, it might be necessary to consider possible failure o... View full abstract»

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  • An Accurate Probability-of-Failure Calculation Method

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):458 - 460
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    Based on rules of transformation of stochastic variables, a general and complicated multiple probability of failure integral is transformed to a more convenient integral. The two main advantages are: 1) The generally complicated integration area is transformed to a rectangular integration area where numerical integration techniques easily apply. 2) Under quite weak restrictions the integral dimens... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 460
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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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University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

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