Accession Number : ADA116813

Title :   Comparing Coherent Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA DEPT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Block,Henry W ; Borges,Wagner de Souza

PDF Url : ADA116813

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : It is a well known engineering principle that 'redundancy at the component level is more effective than redundancy at the system level.' Here, redundancy simply means components are connected in parallel and the principle results from comparing the systems obtained when this parallel protocol is applied both at the component and system levels. It is shown in this paper that if parallel or series protocols are ruled out, corresponding versions of the above principle are not possible. This question is examined both in structural as well as in reliability (stochastic) terms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Multivariate analysis, Coherence, Redundancy, Reliability, Systems analysis, Comparison

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE