Course Number
525.778
Next Offered
Summer 2024
Location
Online
Course Format
Virtual Live

The design of reliable and testable systems, both analog and digital, is considered at the component, circuit, system, and network levels. Using numerous real-world examples, the trade-offs between redundancy, testability, complexity, and fault tolerance are explored. Although the emphasis is predominantly on electronics, related examples from the aerospace and software industries are included. The concepts of fault lists, collapsed fault lists, and other techniques for reducing the complexity of fault simulation are addressed. A quantitative relationship between information theory, error correction codes, and reliability is developed. Finally, the elements of a practical quality assurance system are presented. In addition to homework assignments, students will conduct an in-depth, quantitative case study of a practical system of personal interest.

Course Prerequisite(s)

EN.525.614 Probability and Stochastic Processes or equivalent.

Course Offerings

Open

Design for Reliability, Testability, and Quality Assurance

525.778.8VL
05/28/2024 - 08/13/2024
Tues 7:00 p.m. - 10:05 p.m.
Notes: This course uses the Virtual Live format. All students participate online through live web-conferencing at the scheduled day and time. This is a live-online course in which students participate in live weekly lectures and discussions, and are able to interact extensively with the instructors. All classes are recorded for download and review.
Semester
Summer 2024
Course Format
Virtual Live
Location
Online
Cost
$5,270.00
Course Materials