Liudong Xing

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Multistate systems can model many practical systems in a wide range of real applications. A distinct characteristic of these systems is that the systems and their components may assume more than two levels of performance (or states), varying from perfect operation to complete failure. The nonbinary property of multistate systems and their components makes(More)
Wireless sensor networks must be designed to be both secure and reliable, especially when they are used in national security and safety-critical applications. In this paper, we propose a new mechanism, called MVMP (multi-version multi-path), which integrates data segmentation, Forward Error Correction coding, multiple paths, and multiple versions of(More)
We consider the problem of reliability modeling and analysis of hierarchical clustered wireless sensor networks (WSN) in this paper. We propose reliability measures that integrate the conventional connectivity-based network reliability with the sensing coverage measure indicating the quality of service (QoS) of the WSN. And we propose a progressive approach(More)
Presently, star, mesh, tree, and clustered hierarchical architecture have emerged as the choice topologies for wireless sensor networks (WSN). Each topology has its own pros and cons under the specific working environment constraints. Consequently, current research depicts customized domain-specific ad hoc network topologies for efficient utilization of the(More)
With the rapid advances of computer-based technology in mission-critical domains such as aerospace, military, and power industries, critical systems exhibit more complex, dependent, and dynamic behaviors. Such dynamic system behaviors cannot be fully captured by existing reliability modelling tools. In this paper, we introduce a new reliability modelling(More)
Computer system reliability is conventionally modeled and analyzed using techniques such as fault tree analysis (FTA) and reliability block diagrams (RBD), which provide static representations of system reliability properties. A recent extension to RBD, called dynamic reliability block diagrams (DRBD), defines a framework for modeling dynamic reliability(More)