Accession Number : ADP005559

Title :   Fault Tolerant Systems in Military Applications,

Corporate Author : ROYAL MILITARY COLL OF SCIENCE SHRIVENHAM (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Moulding,M. R.

Report Date : 10 MAY 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This paper introduces some basic principles and terminology associated with the design of highly reliable computer systems, and describes two experimental, fault tolerant computer systems which have been recently developed for military applications. The first system, called ADNET, demonstrates how a dynamically reconfigurable, local area network can be constructed so that various forms of hardware failure can be tolerated. The second system illustrates how software fault tolerance techniques can be used in a real-time application in order to cope with software design faults and, thereby, improve the software reliability of the system.

Descriptors :   *FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, REAL TIME, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE