ISBN-10:
1118130510
ISBN-13:
9781118130513
Pub. Date:
10/23/2012
Publisher:
Wiley
Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory, and Practice / Edition 1

Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory, and Practice / Edition 1

by Mark L. Ayers
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ISBN-13: 9781118130513
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Series: IEEE Press Series on Networks and Service Management Series , #21
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

MARK AYERS is manager of RF Engineering at GCI Communications Corp headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. He has a broad range of telecommunications experience in fiber optics, microwave radio, and satellite network design. Mr. Ayers holds a BS degree in mathematics from the University of Alaska Anchorage and an MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is a registered Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of Alaska, a senior member in the IEEE, and teaches a variety of courses in the Engineering Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Preface xiii

About the Author xv

Acronym List xvii

Introduction 1

1 Reliability Theory 7

1.1 System Metrics 8

1.2 Statistical Distributions 18

1.3 System Modeling Techniques 25

1.4 Systems with Repair 33

1.5 Markov Chain Models 35

1.6 Practical Markov System Models 41

1.7 Monte Carlo Simulation Models 47

1.8 Repair Period Models 58

1.9 Equipment Sparing 61

2 Fiber-Optic Networks 71

2.1 Terrestrial Fiber-Optic Networks 71

2.2 Submarine Fiber-Optic Networks 84

3 Microwave Networks 95

3.1 Long-Haul Microwave Networks 96

3.2 Short-Haul Microwave Networks 117

3.3 Local Area Microwave Networks 124

4 Satellite Networks 133

4.1 Propagation 134

4.2 Earth Stations 138

4.3 VAST Earth Stations 140

4.4 Earth Stations 143

4.5 Spacecraft 156

4.6 Satellite Network Topologies 160

5 Mobile Wireless Networks 171

5.1 Mobile Wireless Equipment 172

5.2 Mobile Wireless Network Systems 182

6 Telecommunications Facilities 187

6.1 Power Systems 188

6.2 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems 207

7 Software and Firmware 213

7.1 Software Failure Mechanisms 214

7.2 Software Failure Rate Modeling 216

7.3 Reliability and Availability of Systems with Software Components 220

References 227

Index 229

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