Comparative analysis of reliability prediction models for a distributed radio direction finding telecommunication system
We consider the problem of reliability assurance of a local ground-based distributed radio direction nding system (RDFS), which consists of a local dispatching center (LDC) and unattended radio terminals (URT), which are up to several hundred kilometers apart from the LDC and are connected to the LDC via communication channels. The performance criteria of the RDFS are dened according to its topology and structure. Requirements on the mean time between failures (MTBF) and the availability factor are imposed. A methodic has been developed for determining the reliability parameters both in approximate analytical form and in the form of a formalized simulation model that takes into account dierent hierarchy levels of the system from the topology of the network and communication channels to the printed board assemblies and individual types of electronic components. Simulation and calculation of reliability measures was performed using an automated system for reliability calculation of electronic modules and recongurable manufacturing calculation (ASONIKA). The weak spots (least reliable elements) of the RDFS have been revealed and recommendations were given to ensure the reliability of individual elements and the RDFS as a whole. The composition of spare parts for LDC, URT equipment and communication channels is proposed.