Accession Number : AD0248921

Title :   THE RELIABILITY OF SEQUENTIALLY OPERATED NETWORKS

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : WEISS, GEORGE H. ; KLEINERMAN, MEINHARD M.

Report Date : OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A SEQUENTIALLY OPERATING MACHINE IS ONE WHICH HAS SEVERAL STAGES. IN ORDER FOR THE MACHINE TO OPERATE PROPERLY IT IS NECESSARY FOR SOME COMPONENT IN EACH STAGE TO OPERATE. THE RELIABILITY OF THE NETWORK DEPENDS ON THE COMPONENT RELIABILITIES, THE SENSING AND SWITCHING RELIABILITIES, AND THE SWITCHING RULES. THE CALCULATION OF OVERALL SYSTEM RELIABILITY IN TERMS OF SWITCHING RULES AND COMPONENT RELIABILITIESIS DISCUSSED. THE PRESENT CALCULATION IS SHOWN TO BE EQUIVALENT TO THE CALCULATION OF STATE VECTORS FOR MARKOV PROCESSES. RESULTS AND EXAMPLES FOR BOTH DETERMINISTIC AND RANDOM SWITCHING RULES ARE GIVEN

Descriptors :   *ELECTRICAL NETWORKS, *QUALITY CONTROL, *SEQUENCE SWITCHES, CIRCUITS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, RELIABILITY, STATISTICAL PROCESSES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE