System Signatures and Properties


  • Prof. N. Balakrishnan – McMaster University – Hamilton, Ontario – Canada
  • FCUL (DEIO) – Campo Grande – Bloco C6 – Piso 4 – Sala: 6.4.30 – 15:30h
  • Sexta-feira, 29 de Outubro de 2010
 Abstract: In this talk, I will first introduce the concept of signatures of coherent systems and give some examples. I will then describe some of its properties such as stochastic orderings and comparison of different reliability systems. I will then present an extended signature system that would facilitate comparisons of systems of different sizes. Next, I will introduce a new notion of dynamic signatures and describe some of its properties. I will then describe its usefulness in the idea of burning-in systems and examining the cost benefit analysis of different systems. Finally, I will mention briefly some other recent developments in this direction.