Evolving network topologies and complex operational models require a new, more sophisticated approach to reliability and availability prediction in telecommunications systems. Bringing the field of telecommunications system reliability analysis up to date, this textbook provides telecommunications engineers, managers, and students with practical knowledge for analyzing, predicting and reporting reliability and availability metrics. Fundamental theory forms the basis for in-depth studies of fiber optic, microwave, satellite, and mobile wireless networks as well as facility design, power systems (including battery backup) and software/firmware. Analysis techniques presented include reliability block diagrams, Markov chains and Monte Carlo simulation. Problem sets are included at the end of each chapter to help solidify the readers understanding of the material presented.
Keywords: Communication Technology - Networks, telecommunications system reliability engineering, fiber optic networks, microwave networks, satellite networks, systems analysis and design, system analysis and design, database systems, mark ayers, shelly, valacich, rob, Mark Ayers, Mark L. Ayers