Accession Number:

ADA470646

Title:

System Availability

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Report Date:

2007-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Availability quantifies the propensity of a system to be functionally operative upon demand. It increases if operating times between failures up times are long, and decreases if, following failure or anticipatory removal, logistics delays and repair down times are protracted. This chapter summarizes the general availability concept and discusses the limitation of operational availability suggesting that mission availability is often more useful and appropriate.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Administration and Management
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE