ATI's Telecommmunications System Reliability Engineering
System reliability and availability are crucial metrics within all telecommunications fields. Engineers within the telecommunications industry require the ability to quantify these metrics for use in service level agreements, system design decisions and daily operations. Increasing system complexity and software logic require new, more sophisticated tools for system modeling and metric calculation than those available in current literature.
This four-day course provides the communications engineer the tools to connect abstract systems reliability theory, system topology and computer simulation to predict and measure quantitative statistical performance metrics such as reliability, availability and maintainability.
Each student will receive a copy of Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory and Practice in addition to a complete set of lecture notes.
What you will learn:
- Familiarity with the concepts of reliability and availability as they relate to telecommunications systems.
- A comprehensive understanding of reliability theory, system analysis techniques and system modeling.
- Skills and tools necessary to perform complex, detailed analyses using computer simulation techniques.
- Specific applications of analysis theory to real telecommunications systems.
- Practical techniques to determine proper sparing levels.
- How software and firmware impact the overall reliability and availability performance of telecommunications systems.
Students taking this course will have a complete grasp of the importance and value of rigorous reliability analysis on a systemís design.
- Reliability engineering and its relationship to communications
Historical development of reliability engineering as an academic field. Relevance of reliability theory to communications systems, MIL spec, and Bellcore standards.
- System reliability metrics
Commonly used reliability engineering metrics are discussed. These metrics include reliability, availability, failure rate, MTBF, and MTTR.
- Reliability theory and random variables
Mathematics associated with reliability and availability models are presented. Statistical distributions and their applicability to TTF and TTR are discussed.
- Reliability Block Diagrams
Success based networks of elements in serial or parallel. Used for determination of system reliability.
- Markov Chain Analysis
State based analysis approach for the determination of availability in repairable systems.
- Monte Carlo Simulation
Analysis technique using computer simulation to compute reliability and availability of an arbitrary configuration of components.
- Fiber Optic Networks
Terrestrial and submarine systems including path protection and highly available system designs.
- Microwave Networks
Long-haul, short-haul and local area microwave network reliability and availability are examined in detail including propagation effects and considerations (such as multi-path and rain fade).
- Satellite Networks
Satellite earth station design and best practices, satellite redundancy considerations and propagation impacts.
Telecommunications facilities generator systems, commercial power delivery and battery back sizing considerations.
- Software and Firmware
Models are presented along with consideration for accurate representation of the impact on system performance.
Tuition for this four-day course is $2045 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.