Issue No. 08 - August (1983 vol. 32)
S.C. Seth , Department of Computer Science, University of Nebraska
A simplified method is presented to calculate moments of failure time and residual lifetime of a fault-tolerant system. The method is based on recent results in queueing theory. Its effectiveness is illustrated by considering a dual repairable system from the literature.
renewal theory, Failure-time distribution, fault-tolerant systems, mean time to failure (MTTF), mean residual life (MRL)
L. Lipsky and S. Seth, "A Simplified Method to Calculate Failure Times in Fault-Tolerant Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 32, no. , pp. 754-756, 1983.