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An Abstract Model for Digital System Fault Diagnosis
October 1979 (vol. 28 no. 10)
pp. 754-767
C.R. Kime, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
An abstract model applicable to the use of both diagnostic programs and hardware diagnostic aids in digital systems is presented. The model is capable of dealing with replaceable units having a variety of complexity and is shown in a mathematically rigorous fashion to encompass existing models for diagnosis. A three-level structure for representing faults and a two-level structure for representing tests are employed. Faults, multiple faults, tests, and test results are represented by sets. Relationships between these entities are represented by binary relations and functions.
Index Terms:
system diagnosis, Diagnostic modeling, diagnostic resolution, fault detection and location, multiple faults
C.R. Kime, "An Abstract Model for Digital System Fault Diagnosis," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 754-767, Oct. 1979, doi:10.1109/TC.1979.1675243
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