Topic  Date  Notes  Reading 
Course Syllabus & Operational Details Overview of faulttolerant and dependable systems Background Survey 
9/4 (W) 
Lecture #1  Johnson (PDF): Ch 1.1 (required) Reliability Engineering (Link; required) Shooman'02: Ch 1 L#1 Review Questions 
Faults, Errors, and Failures  9/4 (W)  Lecture #2  Johnson (PDF): Ch 1.1 (required) Johnson'89: Ch 2 
Hardware Redundancy Techniques (I): Passive  9/11 (W)

Lecture #3  Johnson (PDF): Ch 1.2.1 Johnson'89: Ch 3.4 Shooman'02: Ch 4 HW#1 assigned today (link)! Handson problems on Slides 9, 13, 14 Review question & solution (PDF) 
Hardware Redundancy Techniques (II): Active, Hybrid  9/11 (W)

Lecture #4  Johnson (PDF): Ch 1.2.1 Johnson'89: Ch 3.4 Shooman'02: Ch 4 Fault detection methods 
Information Redundancy Techniques (I)
Basic definitions & concepts Parity (Hamming SEC) 
9/18 (W)  Lecture #5 
Johnson (PDF): Ch 1.2.2 Johnson'89: Ch 3.5 Shooman'02: Ch 2 Solution to handson problem on Slide 28, Slide 32 Review question and solution HW#1 due!; HW#2 assigned on 9/18 (link). 
Information Redundancy Techniques (II)
mofn, Berger, Checksum, Cyclic, Arithmetic, Code selection issue 
9/18 (W) 9/25 (W) 
Lecture #6 
Johnson (PDF): Ch 1.2.2 Johnson'89: Ch 3.5 Shooman'02: Ch 2 HW#2 due 9/25!; HW#3 assigned (link). Tables 3.113.13 in L#6 Solution to handson problems (Slides 36, 39) Solution to exercise (Slide 37) Solution to review questions Part 1 ; Part 2 
Time & Software Redundancy Techniques 
10/2 (W)) 
Lecture #7  Johnson (PDF): Ch 1.2.3 Johnson'89: Ch 3.6 An Example of Software Redundancy PDF HW#3 due today! HW#4 assigned (link) 
Probability & Random Variables (Review)  10/2 (W)  Lecture #8 
Solution to Problems on Slide 9, 23; Slide 14; Slide 17;Slide 21 Hoyland'04: Ch 2 Johnson (PDF): Ch 1.3.1 Johnson'89: Ch 4.1~4.2 Shooman'02: Appendix B3 
Reliability Modeling & Analysis  Timetofailure models and distributions 
10/9 (W)  Lecture #9  ECE544 Project proposal due 10/9! Solution to Problems on Slides 22&23; Slides 24 Solution to Review Question. Hoyland'04: Ch 2 Johnson (PDF): Ch 1.3.1 Johnson'89: Ch 4.1~4.2 Shooman'02: Appendix B3 
Midterm Exam Review  10/9 (W)  Lecture #10  Lecture#19, HW#14 Sample Questions and Solution 
No Classes  10/16 (W)  No Lecture  HW#4 due today! Wednesday, October 16th follows Monday's class schedule 
InClass Midterm Exam  10/23 (W)  Exam  Good Luck! 
Midterm Exam Return & Discussion Fault Tree Analysis 
10/30 (W)  Lecture #11 
Hoyland'04: Ch 3.6 Shooman'02: Appendix B2.5, B2.7 Research Papers PDF Fault Tree Handbook (NUREG0492) PDF or Link. HW#5 assigned! Solution to Handson Problem on Slides 11, 17, 26 Solution to Handson Problem on Slides 22, 25 Review Question on Slide 27 Reference: Fault Tree and Solution 
Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD)  11/6 (W) 
Lecture #12  Hoyland'04: Ch 3.10&3.11 Johnson'89: Ch 4.3.1 HW#5 due!; HW#6 assigned! Solution to Handson Problems on Slide 12, Slide 15 & 20, Slide 19, Slide 24 Solution to Review Question 
Binary Decision Diagrams (BDD) 
11/6 (W) 11/13 (W) 
Lecture #13 
Research Papers PDF (Section 2)
An Example of Shannon Decomposition BDD Generation, BDD Ordering, BDD Recursive Evaluation BDD Example 1, BDD Example 2, Extra Question and Solution 
Sensitivity Analysis  11/13 (W)  Lecture #14 
HW#6 due!; HW#7 assigned! Research Papers: PDF Solution to handson problems Slides #9; Slides #14 & 16; Slides #19 
Dynamic Fault Trees  11/20 (W)  Lecture #15 
HW#7 due!; HW#8 assigned (Last HW)! Hoyland'04: Ch 3.6 Shooman'02: Appendix B2.5, B2.7 Research Papers Tutorial and Dynamic Fault Trees Solution to Handson Problem 
Reliability analysis using Markov Models 
11/20 (W) 11/27 (W) 
Lecture #16 
Derivation of Markov state equations Properties of Laplace Transform Shooman'02: Appendix B6 RAUS'03: Ch 8 Johnson'89: Ch 4.3.4 Solution to Problems on Slides 18, 19 and Extra Problem Solution to Problems on Slide 24; Slide 31; Slide 40 Extra Practice Questions 
Markov Analysis Problems/Solutions  11/27 (W)  Lecture #17 
The last HW#8 due! Markov Research Paper: [GULA97] Bounding method example Happy Thanksgiving! 
Project Presentation 
12/4 (W) 
Student Presentation

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Final Review  12/4 (W)  Lecture #18  Lecture Notes #9, 1117 & Handson Problems & Homework #48 Sample Questions and Solution 
Final Exam  12/11 (W) 3~6pm 
Good Luck!  A Glorious Day!! Have A Great and Safe Winter Holiday! 