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Invariants in Hierarchical-System Optimization for Reliability and Series MTBF


Meng-Lai Yin1 and John Angus2

1 Electrical & Computer Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA and Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Specialty Engineering, Fullerton, USA
2 School of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, USA

Received on: August 9, 2010



The "invariants" in a process are the non-changing parts. In this paper, invariants are exploited in determining the redundancy allocation to optimize system reliability and series MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures). This article demonstrates how recognizing the computational invariants can lead to efficient system assessments.


Status: Published in Vol. 7, No. 2, March 2011, pp. 198-200.

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