Optimal testing of stand-by systems

J. P. Signoret, O. Muron, G. Cohen

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The optimal test policy for a safety stand-by system is considered. In this paper we introduce a closed loop policy: the tests are not fixed in advance but a testing decision can be taken at any time. The method of dynamic programming is used to find the optimal policy in the case of a single unit and of a two-unit redundant system. The results are compared with those that would be obtained in the case where the testing policy is fixed in advance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-139
Number of pages13
JournalReliability Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering (all)


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