Accession Number : AD0696496

Title :   DISCRETE AUTOMATA WITH MULTIPLE LINES,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Svechinskii,V. B.

Report Date : 26 MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The paper examines the problem of designing reliable discrete automatic machines from unreliable components. In particular, it is shown that it is possible to design a reliable computer with three-unit redundancy if the constraints placed on components are not too strict. A means of increasing computer reliability is to check the performance of the individual elements and to provide for recovery of the faulty elements. Several methods of introducing such checking and recovery operations are examined and the reliability of a computer with recoverable elements is assessed. A method of designing a computer with three-unit redundancy is proposed, which makes it possible to detect the failure of any of the elements and to continue operation by substitution (or recovery) of the faulty element. The results obtained are readily extendable to computers with higher-order redundancy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, *RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), (*LOGIC CIRCUITS, REDUNDANT COMPONENTS), FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), AUTOMATA, USSR

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE