Reliability Allocation for a System Using Markov Analysis

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Author(s)Burnett R, Anderson T
Publication type Report
Series TitleDepartment of Computing Science Technical Report Series
Source Publication DateJune 1994
Report Number477
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This report proposes a method for allocating an appropriate reliability requirement to each module of a modular software system, using Markov analysis. A formula to calculate an estimate of the overall system reliability is established. From that formula, a procedure to allocate the reliability requirement for each module is derived using an optimization process, taking into account the known overall required level of reliability.
InstitutionDepartment of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Place PublishedNewcastle upon Tyne
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