Phased-mission analysis for evaluating the effectiveness of aerospace computing-systems

Pedar, A and Sarma, VVS (1981) Phased-mission analysis for evaluating the effectiveness of aerospace computing-systems. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, R-30. pp. 429-437. ISSN 0018-9529

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A model of a distributed fault-tolerant avionic system of a transport aircraft is presented as an example of a phased-mission analysis for aerospace computing systems. The avionic system consists of a flight control, inertial navigation system, radio navigational aids, fuel management, and autolanding system computers. A demand profile for a flight is constructed for fuel efficient flight, constant failure rates for all computers, and each phase having an s-coherent structure. The probabilities of accomplishing desired levels are calculated. An evaluation is made of the bounds of effectiveness for the computing systems, with considerations of model development for a multistate system, an analysis of the system components, and the use of a hazard transform bound. An example is provided which includes a provision for the functions of a failed computer to be carried out by the remaining systems.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematical models; Computer simulation; Aircraft components; Avionics; Aerospace; Computation; Management; Failure rates; Flight control; Reliability; Construction; Marketing; Demand; Radio; Navigation systems; Aircraft; Hazards; Aerospace systems;Airborne/spaceborne computers13;
Subjects: ASTRONAUTICS > Astronautics (General)
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:09

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