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Reliability Allocation for a System Using Markov Analysis

Lookup NU author(s): Richie Burnett, Professor Thomas Anderson

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Abstract

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.


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Author(s): Burnett R, Anderson T

Publication type: Report

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1994

Pages: 24

Source Publication Date: June 1994

Report Number: 477

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne

URL: http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/publications/trs/papers/477.pdf


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