Reliability In Data Collection Systems

A real-time information system needs to collect data in order to process them, to acquire knowledge of the system status and finally to deliver information or commands. To-day systems involve a large number of devices, a large number of which has the purpose of data collection (monitoring). The reliability factor is an essential element of any large system. Traffic monitoring is an example, but there are many systems in operation and people are not aware of their complexity. Any device is characterized by an MTBF and any organization by an MTTR. The paper makes a statistical analysis of these factors and indicates that no matter how reliable these devices are, a certain percentage of them will be out of work. The analysis gives elements to be considered in ITS systems.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01146658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2009 8:11AM