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On the multi-state signatures of ordered system lifetimes

  • He Yi (a1), Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan (a2) and Lirong Cui (a3)

Abstract

In this paper, the signature of a multi-state coherent system with binary-state components is discussed, and then it is extended to the case of ordered system lifetimes arising from a life-test on coherent multi-state systems with the same multi-state system signature. Some properties of the multi-state system signature and the ordered multi-state system signature are also studied. The results established here are finally explained through some illustrative examples.

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*Postal address: School of Economics & Management, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, 100029, China. Email address: yihe_buct@163.com
**Postal address: Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1, Canada.
***Postal address: School of Management & Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, 100081, China.

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On the multi-state signatures of ordered system lifetimes

  • He Yi (a1), Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan (a2) and Lirong Cui (a3)

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