Comparative Analysis of Reliability Prediction Models for a Distributed Radio Direction Finding Telecommunication System

  • Dmitry Aminev
  • Alexander Zhurkov
  • Sergey Polesskiy
  • Vladimir Kulygin
  • Dmitry KozyrevEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 678)


We consider the problem of reliability assurance of a local ground-based distributed radio direction finding system (RDFS), which consists of a local dispatching center (LDC) and unattended radio terminals (URT), which are up to several hundred kilometers apart from the LDC and are connected to the LDC via communication channels. The performance criteria of the RDFS are defined according to its topology and structure. Requirements on the mean time between failures (MTBF) and the availability factor are imposed. A methodic has been developed for determining the reliability parameters both in approximate analytical form and in the form of a formalized simulation model that takes into account different hierarchy levels of the system from the topology of the network and communication channels to the printed board assemblies and individual types of electronic components. Simulation and calculation of reliability measures was performed using an automated system for reliability calculation of electronic modules and reconfigurable manufacturing calculation (ASONIKA). The weak spots (least reliable elements) of the RDFS have been revealed and recommendations were given to ensure the reliability of individual elements and the RDFS as a whole. The composition of spare parts for LDC, URT equipment and communication channels is proposed.


Reliability model Diagnostics Radio technical system Communications network System topology Communication channel Radio direction finding Radar Methodic Link 



This research was financially supported by the Russian Science Foundation (research project No. 16-49-02021).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dmitry Aminev
    • 1
  • Alexander Zhurkov
    • 2
  • Sergey Polesskiy
    • 2
  • Vladimir Kulygin
    • 2
  • Dmitry Kozyrev
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  3. 3.RUDN UniversityMoscowRussia

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