Int J Performability Eng ›› 2009, Vol. 5 ›› Issue (4): 387-392.doi: 10.23940/ijpe.09.4.p387.mag

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Evaluating Network Robustness based on Failure Event Possibility


  1. DSTO, Australia


The robustness of a network is the ability to maintain a satisfactory performance level when there may be system endogenous random failures plus possible failures caused by external attacks. A new approach for determining network robustness is presented based on the difference between the possibilistic and probabilistic network dependability estimates. Both the probabilistic and possibilistic estimates are derived here using a simple approximation method proposed by von Collani [9], but with different operations for the possibility estimate in some system structures. The proposed robustness estimation method is demonstrated for a sample of network architectures.
Received on July 04, 2008, revised March 1, 2009
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