Real System Failures
shared by Kevin Driscoll, updated on Nov 12, 2012
This resource area contains descriptions of actual electronic systems failure
scenarios with an emphasis on the diversity of failure modes and effects that
can befall dependable systems.
Introductory pages begin here.
The descriptions begin
here. These pages are
separated into sections. Each section starts with a List of failure scenarios.
In between the List slides are slides that give more information on those
scenarios which warrant more than a bullet or two of explanation.
Some references are listed here.
A list of acronyms and initialisms is
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details to an existing story, please contact Kevin Driscoll at
For a not-quite-working wiki subset of this Resource area, click on the Wiki link just to the left of this Summary or go to the URL https://c3.nasa.gov/dashlink/projects/79/wiki/test_stories_split.
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