Failure Study and Reliability Considerations for RTE Design Verification Models
MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA
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The Remote Terminal Emulator is a minicomputer-based system which generates message traffic for use in testing and evaluating large-scale, multi- terminal systems. Throughout the development of two design verification models of the RTE, which used a Data General NOVA 800 and associated peripheral equipment, there appeared to be an abnormal amount of down time due to various hardware failures. This report reviews those failures and compares the actual results with a theoretical reliability model for the NOVA 800. It determines that the failure rates were not abnormally high for this class of equipment in the operating environment to which they were subjected, and develops recommendations to systems in the future.
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