The Next Frontier: Reliability of Complex Systems

D. Schenkelaars, Willem Dirk van Driel (Editor), R. Duijve

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Traditional lighting is focused on the prevention of hardware failures. With the trend toward controlled and connected systems, other components will start playing an equal role in the reliability of it. Here reliability need to be replaced by availability, and other modeling approaches are to be taken into account. Software reliability can only be covered by growth models, with the Goel-Okumoto as a promising candidate. System prognostics and health management is the next step to service the connected complex systems in the most effective way possible. In this chapter we highlight the next frontiers that will need to be taken in order to move the traditional lighting catastrophic failure thinking into a thinking more toward new ways how system (degraded) functions can fail or be compromised.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Lighting Reliability Part 2
Subtitle of host publicationComponents to Systems
EditorsWillem Dirk van Driel, Xuejun Fan, Guo Qi Zhang
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-58175-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-58174-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSolid State Lighting Technology and Application Series
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)2196-4203
ISSN (Electronic)2196-4211

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  • System reliability
  • Software reliability
  • Controlled and connected systems
  • Prognostics and health monitoring


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