System Test and Diagnosis

  • William R. Simpson
  • John W. Sheppard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Motivation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 3-7
    3. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 9-18
    4. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 19-34
  3. Analysis and Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 37-50
    3. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 51-64
    4. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 65-89
    5. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 91-138
    6. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 139-190
    7. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 191-215
    8. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 217-236
  4. Advanced Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 239-266
    3. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 267-294
    4. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 295-323
    5. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 325-348
    6. William R. Simpson, John W. Sheppard
      Pages 349-360
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 361-382

About this book

Introduction

System Test and Diagnosis is the first book on test and diagnosis at the system level, defined as any aggregation of related elements that together form an entity of sufficient complexity for which it is impractical to treat all of the elements at the lowest level of detail. The ideas presented emphasize that it is possible to diagnose complex systems efficiently. Since the notion of system is hierarchical, these ideas are applicable to all levels.
The philosophy is presented in the context of a model-based approach, using the information flow model, that focuses on the information provided by the tests rather than the functions embedded in the system. Detailed algorithms are offered for evaluating system testability, performing efficient diagnosis, verifying and validating the models, and constructing an architecture for system maintenance. Several advanced algorithms, not commonly available in existing diagnosis tools, are discussed, including reasoning with inexact or uncertain test data, breaking large problems into manageable smaller problems, diagnosing systems with time sensitive information and time dependent tests and learning from experience.
The book is divided into three parts. The first part provides motivation for careful development of the subject and the second part provides the tools necessary for analyzing system testability and computing diagnostic strategies. The third part presents advanced topics in diagnosis.
Several case studies are provided, including a single detailed case study. Smaller case studies describe experiences from actual applications of the methods discussed. The detailed case study walks the reader through a complete analysis of a system to illustrate the concepts and describe the analyses that are possible. All case studies are based upon real systems that have been modeled for the purposes of diagnosis.
System Test and Diagnosis is the culmination of nearly twelve years of research into diagnosis modeling and its applications. It is designed as a primary reference for engineers and practitioners interested in system test and diagnosis.

Keywords

complexity development diagnosis model modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • William R. Simpson
    • 1
  • John W. Sheppard
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Defense AnalysesUSA
  2. 2.ARINC Research CorporationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2702-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6163-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2702-2
  • About this book