Accession Number : AD0865843
Title : Reliability Considerations for Data Processing Systems in Ballistic Missile Defense.
Descriptive Note : Internal memo.
Corporate Author : GENERAL RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA
Report Date : OCT 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 36
Abstract : This report deals qualitatively with the reliability requirements imposed upon data processing systems by their use in ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems. Three types of redundancy are described: (1) backup systems, (2) multicomputer systems, and (3) massive redundancy; and quantitative estimates of their effect upon system reliability are derived. The advantages and disadvantages of each form of reliability are summarized. Considerations about the selection of a data processing system for BMD are presented, along with a recommended configuration.
Descriptors : (*DATA PROCESSING, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS), COMPUTERS, REDUNDANT COMPONENTS, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), FAILURE(ELECTRONICS).
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE