Accession Number : ADA137541

Title :   Active Reliability Engineering - Technical Concept and Program Plan. A Solid-State Systems Approach to Increased Reliability and Availability in Military Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Oct 82,


Personal Author(s) : Hall,D D

PDF Url : ADA137541

Report Date : 05 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : A technical program plan for a technology base development of a self-repair concept for complex digital systems is presented in this document. The underlying technical concept provides for bridging the gap between traditional fault tolerance and standard passive reliability engineering techniques by the coupling of statistical techniques to the application of redundancy and use of intelligent control circuitry for switching between redundant units. This technique can provide significant increases in the statistical availability of Navy systems at reasonable increase in cost, even though it may not prove absolute tolerance of one or more faults. A program plan is presented for the development of this technology base as well as application to specific areas of interest, including multicomputer networks and VLSI/VHSIC integrated circuits. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fault tolerant computing, *Systems engineering, *Solid state electronics, *Systems approach, *Reliability(Electronics), Digital systems, Military applications, Naval planning, Availability, Integrated circuits, Replacement, Tactical data systems, Statistical processes, Redundancy, Microprocessors, Microcomputers

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE