Reliability optimization of k-out-of-n pairs:G balanced systems

Dingguo Hua, E. A. Elsayed

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The k-out-of-n pairs:G Balanced systems have emerged as an important topic in many industries such as aerospace, military and service. An important application of k-out-of-n pairs:G Balanced systems is unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) which are used in border protection and scientific data acquisition, and are being prototyped for package delivery. It is critical to optimize the reliability of the k-out-of-n pairs:G Balanced systems given the constraints on the total number of unit pairs in the systems, the minimum required operating unit pairs, and the spatial configurations and load sharing effect among individual unit pairs. System reliability can be improved by considering standby. We investigate the optimal standby policy for k-out-of-n pairs:G Balanced systems to achieve the maximum reliability metrics during a mission time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2020
Event2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, ISERC 2016 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: May 21 2016May 24 2016


Conference2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, ISERC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Balanced system
  • K-out-of-n
  • Reliability optimization


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