Reliability and availability basics
CitationTOPUZ, E. (2009). Reliability and availability basics. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 51 (5), 231-236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAP.2009.5432110.
Basics of reliability analysis are reviewed, and elements of topological reliability models are introduced. The effectiveness of preventive maintenance in improving system service-life performance, and that of redundancy in improving system-availability performance, are discussed.