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Aerospace 2017, 4(3), 43; doi:10.3390/aerospace4030043

Efficient Algorithm for a k-out-of-N System Reliability Modeling-Case Study: Pitot Sensors System for Aircraft Velocity

Laboratoire de Génie Industriel, de Production et de Maintenance (LGIPM), Université de Lorraine, UFR MIM, 3 rue Augustin Fresnel, 57073 Metz, France
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Received: 3 July 2017 / Revised: 1 August 2017 / Accepted: 1 August 2017 / Published: 2 August 2017
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Abstract

The k-out-of-N system is widely applied in several industrial systems. This structure is a part of fault-tolerant systems for which both parallel and series systems are special cases. Because of the importance of industrial systems reliability determination for production and maintenance management purposes, a number of techniques and methods are incorporated to formulate and estimate its analytic expression. In this paper, an algorithm is put forward for a k-out-of-N system with identical components under information about the influence factors that affect the system efficiency. The developed approach is applied in the case of the Pitot sensors system. However, the algorithm application could be generalized for any device which during a mission is subject to environmental and operational factors that affect its degradation process. View Full-Text
Keywords: k-out-of-N system; reliability; algorithm; Pitot sensors system; degradation k-out-of-N system; reliability; algorithm; Pitot sensors system; degradation
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Ezzeddine, W.; Schutz, J.; Rezg, N. Efficient Algorithm for a k-out-of-N System Reliability Modeling-Case Study: Pitot Sensors System for Aircraft Velocity. Aerospace 2017, 4, 43.

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