Reliability bounds for two dimensional consecutive systems

Valeriu Beiu, Leonard Dăuş

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In this paper we consider consecutive systems due to their potential for novel nano-architectures in general, where schemes able to significantly enhance reliability at low redundancy costs are expected to make a difference. Additionally, nanoscale communications are also expected to rely on structures and methods allowing to achieve better/lower transmission bit error rates. In particular, certain nano-technologies, like, e.g., nano-magnetic ones (but also nano-fluidic, molecular and even FinFETs), could be mapped onto consecutive systems, a well-established redundancy scheme. That is why this paper will start by briefly mentioning previous results for one dimensional linear consecutive-. k-out-of-. n: F systems with statistically independent components having the same failure probability q (i.i.d. components), before focusing on 2-dimensional consecutive systems. We shall introduce 2-dimensional consecutive systems and mention some variations, before going over a few upper and lower bounds for estimating their reliability. Afterwards, we shall present simulation results for particular 2-dimensional cases. These will show that some of the lower and upper bounds are able to perfectly match the exact reliability of 2-dimensional consecutive systems for the particular cases considered here. Conclusions and future directions of research are ending the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalNano Communication Networks
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2015


  • 2-dimensional consecutive systems
  • Consecutive systems
  • Lower bounds
  • Reliability
  • Upper bounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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