Accession Number : ADA193096

Title :   Reliability Management through Self-Testing.

Descriptive Note : Annual letter rept.

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

PDF Url : ADA193096

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The objective of this project is to develop and study techniques for computational systems with very high degree of readiness. We will study optimal methods of implementing self-testing to achieve this. The topics under examination include fault modeling at different levels, statistical evaluation of self testing and optimization of self testing as implemented in hardware and as a background task. The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) will be a critical defensive system. Its major capabilities will be needed for handling only a few rare and unexpected events. The system must not be allowed to fail during these short but extremely critical periods. This requires a very high degree of readiness. We are examining techniques that will allow a very thorough self-check without excessive hardware or performance overheads.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, *RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), COMPUTATIONS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FAULTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, RELIABILITY, SELF OPERATION, STATISTICS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST METHODS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE