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. Stiffler, "The Reliability of a Fault-Tolerant Configuration Having Variable Coverage," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 27, no. , pp. 1195-1197, 1978.