Issue No. 04 - April (1973 vol. 22)
E.G. Mallach , Honeywell Information Systems
The importance of obtaining correct circuit outputs may vary from one input to another, along a continuum of "importance weights." Assigning such weights introduces a concept of degraded operation, where some relatively unimportant outputs may be in error. A simple procedure is given for assessing reliability using these weights.
Combinatorial networks, degraded operation, fault tolerance, importance weights, reliability.
E.G. Mallach, "On the Use of "Importance Weights" in Assessing Subsystem Reliability", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 22, no. , pp. 424-425, April 1973, doi:10.1109/T-C.1973.223733