Issue No.12 - December (1978 vol.27)
J.J. Stiffler , Raytheon Company
An expression is derived for the reliability of an r-on-m fault-tolerant configuration (r spares supporting m identical operating units) when both the hazard and the coverage probability are functions of time. In addition, the coverage probability is allowed to be a function of the number of spares that have to be tested before an operational unit is found.
reliability modeling, Fault coverage, redundancy
J.J. Stiffler, "The Reliability of a Fault-Tolerant Configuration Having Variable Coverage", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.27, no. 12, pp. 1195-1197, December 1978, doi:10.1109/TC.1978.1675026