The reliability of a piece of equipment is a measure of its ability to function as intended. Equipment may malfunction in two different ways. It may fail catastrophically as a vacuum tube does when its heater opens; it may fail gradually as a vacuum tube does when its transconductance slowly falls to an unacceptable level over a period of time. It is not the intent of this paper to study catastrophic component failures, but rather to illustrate a technique whereby gradual failure of circuits can be minimized.
Level of Degree
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member (Chair)
Charles S. Williams Jr.
Second Committee Member
Arthur W. Welloh
Third Committee Member
Williams, Richard H.. "The DC Design of Reliable Multistable Circuits." (1957). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ece_etds/411