# IEEE Transactions on Reliability

## Issue 1 • March 2018

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Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):C1 - 1
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Reliability publication information

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• ### Guest Editorial: Special Section on Reliability, Resilience, and Prognostics Modeling of Complex Engineering Systems

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): 2
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• ### A Method to Improve the Robustness of Gas Turbine Gas-Path Fault Diagnosis Against Sensor Faults

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):3 - 12
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Gas-path analysis (GPA) method has been widespreadly used to monitor gas turbine engine health status, and has become one of the key techniques in favor of condition-oriented maintenance strategy. GPA method (especially nonlinear GPA) can easily obtain the magnitudes of the gas-path component faults. Usually, it is essential to use correct measurement information to obtain correct fault signature ... View full abstract»

• ### Evaluation of Reliability Function and Mean Residual Life for Degrading Systems Subject to Condition Monitoring and Random Failure

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):13 - 25
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This paper presents a new general method for evaluating the reliability function and the mean residual life of degrading systems subject to condition monitoring and random failure. In the proposed method, the degradation process of the system is characterized by a continuous-time Markov chain, which is then incorporated into the proportional hazards model as a stochastic covariate process to descr... View full abstract»

• ### Evaluating Reliability/Survivability of Capacitated Wireless Networks

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):26 - 40
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In telecommunication network design problems, survivability and reliability are often used to evaluate quality of service while usually ignoring link capacity. In this paper, a new metric that combines network reliability with network resilience is presented to measure reliability/survivability effectively for capacitated networks. Capacitated resilience is compared with well-known network reliabi... View full abstract»

• ### Nonparametric-Condition-Based Remaining Useful Life Prediction Incorporating External Factors

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):41 - 52
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The use of condition monitoring (CM) signals to predict the remaining useful life of in-service units plays a critical role in reliability engineering. Many models assume that CM signals behave under similar external conditions or that external factors have no effect on the evolution of these signals. These assumptions might not hold in real-life applications. In this paper, we propose a nonparame... View full abstract»

• ### Enabling Resilience of Complex Engineered Systems Using Control Theory

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):53 - 65
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Successful recovery from a disrupted state to maintain optimal performance is a key feature that a resilient complex engineered system should have. In the engineering design community, the current focus of engineering resilience research is primarily directed toward improving overall system performance in the presence of likelihood failures. Little attention has been given to the study of how the ... View full abstract»

• ### Robustness of Subset Simulation to Functional Forms of Limit State Functions in System Reliability Analysis: Revisiting and Improvement

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):66 - 78
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With the development of computing technologies, computer-based simulation methods have gained increasing attention in reliability analysis of engineering systems, among which subset simulation (SS) provides a robust yet efficient tool for exploring system rare failure events and evaluating system reliability. However, the component limit state functions (LSFs) of a system can be formulated in diff... View full abstract»

• ### Reliable Control of Discrete-Time Piecewise-Affine Time-Delay Systems via Output Feedback

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):79 - 91
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This paper addresses the problem of delay-dependent robust and reliable, H∞ static output feedback (SOF) control for uncertain discrete-time piecewise-affine (PWA) systems with time-delay and actuator failure in a singular system setup. The Markov chain is applied to describe the actuator faults behaviors. In particular, by utilizing a system augmentation approach, the convention... View full abstract»

• ### Exact Confidence Limits for the Acceleration Factor Under Constant-Stress Partially Accelerated Life Tests With Type-I Censoring

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):92 - 104
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In modern lifetime assessment and reliability analysis, accelerated life test has frequently been used to yield information quickly so that the life distribution of products can be estimated. This paper considers the estimate of the acceleration factor for the exponentially distributed lifetimes under the constant-stress partially accelerated life test with Type-I censored data. In many applicatio... View full abstract»

• ### Posterior Properties of the Nakagami-m Distribution Using Noninformative Priors and Applications in Reliability

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):105 - 117
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The Nakagami-m distribution plays an important role in problems related to communication engineering. This distribution can also be used for modeling reliability data as its hazard rate (mean residual life) function presents increasing (decreasing) or bathtub (unimodal) shapes. In this study, a Bayesian inference considering objective priors for the Nakagami-m distribution parameters is presented.... View full abstract»

• ### A New Analytical Approach for Interval Availability Analysis of Markov Repairable Systems

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):118 - 128
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Interval availability, defined as the fraction of time that a system is operational during a period of time [0, T], is an important indicator of system performance, especially for industries with a Service Level Agreement, e.g., telecommunication industry, computer industry, etc. Most existing methods to compute interval availability are based on numerical simulations. In this paper, we present a ... View full abstract»

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):129 - 141
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We introduce flexible classes of linear degradation models that accommodate skewness and heavy tailed behaviors. That is achieved by assuming that the degradation or the reciprocal degradation rates have distributions in both families, the scale mixture of skew-normal and the log-scale mixture of skew-normal. We prove that the distributions for the failure time and the degradation rate belong to t... View full abstract»

• ### Accelerated Degradation Tests Planning With Competing Failure Modes

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):142 - 155
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Accelerated degradation tests (ADT) have been widely used to assess the reliability of products with long lifetime. For many products, environmental stress not only accelerates their degradation rate but also elevates the probability of traumatic shocks. When random traumatic shocks occur during an ADT, it is possible that the degradation measurements cannot be taken afterward, which brings challe... View full abstract»

• ### Joint Optimization of Jobs Sequence and Inspection Policy for a Single System With Two-Stage Failure Process

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):156 - 169
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We will discuss the joint optimization of the jobs sequence as well as inspection policy for a single system expected to process n jobs with different processing times. The system has a two-stage failures process, i.e., first a defect arises in the system, and if the defect is not detected, the system eventually fails. The interrupted job due to failure should be restarted after corrective replace... View full abstract»

• ### Prior Robustness for Bayesian Implementation of the Fault Tree Analysis

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):170 - 183
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We propose a prior robustness approach for the Bayesian implementation of the fault tree analysis (FTA). FTA is often used to evaluate risk in large, safety critical systems but has limitations due to its static structure. Bayesian approaches have been proposed as a superior alternative to it, however, this involves prior elicitation, which is not straightforward. We show that minor misspecificati... View full abstract»

• ### Degradation Modeling and Prediction of Ink Fading and Diffusion of Printed Images

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):184 - 195
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A great number of images are produced by color printers. Many factors lead to the degradation of printed images and its accurate prediction modeling is of a great interest. Previous research that addresses image degradation usually measures ink density or color of the prints. In this paper, we predict image degradation by the area coverage of inks. We propose a multilayered degradation transition ... View full abstract»

• ### Minimizing Development Cost With Reliability Goal for Automotive Functional Safety During Design Phase

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):196 - 211
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ISO 26262 is a functional safety standard specifically made for automotive systems, in which the automotive safety integrity level (ASIL) is the representation of the criticality level. Recently, most studies have used ASIL decomposition to reduce the development cost of automotive functions. However, these studies have not paid special attention to the problem that the reliability goal may not be... View full abstract»

• ### Anomaly Detection Techniques Based on Kappa-Pruned Ensembles

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):212 - 229
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Ensemble-based anomaly detection systems (ADSs), using Boolean combination, have been shown to reduce the false alarm rate over that of a single detector. However, the existing Boolean combination methods rely on an exponential number of combinations making them impractical, even for a small number of detectors. In this paper, we propose weighted pruning-based Boolean combination, an efficient app... View full abstract»

• ### Failure Mode and Effects Analysis by Using the House of Reliability-Based Rough VIKOR Approach

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):230 - 248
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Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a widely used reliability analysis tool for identifying and eliminating known or potential failures in system, design, and process. In traditional FMEA, failure modes are evaluated by FMEA team members with respect to three risk factors: severity (S), occurrence (O), and detectability (D), and ranked via their risk priority number (RPN), which is obtaine... View full abstract»

• ### A Compiler Technique for Processor-Wide Protection From Soft Errors in Multithreaded Environments

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):249 - 263
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Aggressive transistor scaling down and nearthreshold computing have rendered modern microprocessor susceptible to soft errors. Software approaches that protect computations against soft errors are desirable because they offer flexible protection and are suitable for mixed-critical systems. In particular, fine-grain instruction duplication based techniques are deemed to be most effective; however, ... View full abstract»

• ### Fast Built-In Redundancy Analysis Based on Sequential Spare Line Allocation

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):264 - 273
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Built-in redundancy analysis (BIRA) is widely used for memory yield improvement. However, increases in fault occurrence probability inevitably lead to the use of various spare lines to achieve a high repair rate. Generally, it is difficult to apply conventional BIRAs for memories with various spare lines because they focus on a simple spare structure. Therefore, this study examines a BIRA that foc... View full abstract»

• ### A Shock-Based Model for the Reliability of Three-State Networks

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):274 - 284
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This paper is a study on the reliability of a three-state network under shocks in which each shock may cause the failure of more than one component at each time instant. The network is assumed to have n binary components and three states: up, partial performance, and down. The components are subject to failure due to the occurrence of shocks appearing based on a counting process, and some of the c... View full abstract»

• ### The Relationship Between $g$ -Restricted Connectivity and $g$-Good-Neighbor Fault Diagnosability of General Regular Networks

Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):285 - 296
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The g-restricted connectivity (g-RC) is the minimum vertex-set size of a network, whose deletion disconnects the network such that each remaining vertex has at least g neighbors in its respective component. The g-RC is a deterministic indicator of tolerability of a network with failing processors. The g-good-neighbor fault diagnosability (g-GNFD) is the largest set size of correctly identified fau... View full abstract»

## 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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## Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
W. Eric Wong
University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

ewong@utdallas.edu