Fault tree analysis using stochastic logic: A reliable and high speed computing

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Autor(en): Aliee H, Zarandi HR
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2011
Seitenbereich: 1-6
ISBN: 9781424451036


Fault tree analysis is a widespread-use approach for analyzing reliability and safety in critical systems. In this paper, a new approach is introduced to analyze fault trees based on stochastic logic. Applying stochastic logic makes it possible to present floating point numbers as bit streams, in which the quantity of '1' bits is proportional to the evaluated number. In addition, using stochastic logic-based circuits to analyze fault-trees makes the circuits reliable against possible fau lts in the computation circuitry. Moreover, stochastic logic-based fault-tree analysis is fast, since both static and dynamic fau lt tree gates can be easily mapped to their equivalents in stochastic logic, and then be implemented on hardware. The method is based on Monte Carlo algorithm, in which, the failure rates of basic components of a given system are computed at different time slots. At the next step, the whole system's failure rate could be calculated using the stochastic circuitry implemented on hardware. Repeating the experiments for several time slots, results in the reliability-time plot of the system. The experimental results show that this technique is fast and reliable, with negligible calculation error. © 2011 IEEE.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Aliee, Hananeh
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 12 (Hardware-Software-Co-Design)

Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) / دانشگاه صنعتی امیرکبیر


Aliee, H., & Zarandi, H.R. (2011). Fault tree analysis using stochastic logic: A reliable and high speed computing. (pp. 1-6). Lake Buena Vista, FL, US.

Aliee, Hananeh, and Hamid R. Zarandi. "Fault tree analysis using stochastic logic: A reliable and high speed computing." Proceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, RAMS 2011, Lake Buena Vista, FL 2011. 1-6.


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