System Failure Models as a Result of Design Inadequacy

  • Andrew E. Bilinski
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 32)

Abstract

Western society has been increasingly putting its way of life, recreational pursuits, economic systems, and national defense into the hands of complex information systems. These systems, composed of micro, mini, and mainframe computers, make use of thousands or millions of lines of computer code. Their use requires complex operating instructions or even advanced technical training. Basically, these systems include hardware, software, and human factors elements.

Keywords

Microwave Beach Plague 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew E. Bilinski
    • 1
  1. 1.United States Air ForceUSA

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