Accession Number : ADA140210

Title :   Reliability Aspects of Microprocessor Systems,

Corporate Author : BRITISH AEROSPACE DYNAMICS GROUP STEVENAGE (ENGLAND) STEVENAGE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dale,C. J.

Report Date : JUL 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 219

Abstract : The aims of this report are: To identify relevant past and present research on reliability aspects of microprocessor systems, and to evaluate its usefulness, and To identify key areas affecting microprocessor system reliability. The emphasis has been placed on a system viewpoint, with more attention given to software. The report is organized in six sections, as follows: Section one is this introduction; Definitions of certain basic concepts which are essential to the understanding of the remainder of the report; Identification of identifies problems associated with the reliability of microprocessor based systems; a discussion of various methods for the improvement of microprocessor system reliability; methods for reliability evaluation; and conclusions and recommendations.

Descriptors :   *Microprocessors, *Computer programs, *Computer program reliability, Systems analysis, Operational effectiveness, Performance(Engineering), Test and evaluation, Reliability, Systems engineering, Failure, Error detection codes, Fault tolerant computing, Error correction codes, Requirements, Specifications, Bibliographies

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE