Accession Number:

ADA193096

Title:

Reliability Management through Self-Testing.

Descriptive Note:

Annual letter rept.

Corporate Author:

COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to develop and study techniques for computational systems with very high degree of readiness. We will study optimal methods of implementing self-testing to achieve this. The topics under examination include fault modeling at different levels, statistical evaluation of self testing and optimization of self testing as implemented in hardware and as a background task. The Strategic Defense Initiative SDI will be a critical defensive system. Its major capabilities will be needed for handling only a few rare and unexpected events. The system must not be allowed to fail during these short but extremely critical periods. This requires a very high degree of readiness. We are examining techniques that will allow a very thorough self-check without excessive hardware or performance overheads.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE