NEW METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE FAILURE RISK ASSESSMENT
Original Publication Date: 2007-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2007-Oct-31
We strongly believe that in large and complicated communications system such as we have today, the system usually gives an early signs before major failures occurs. These signs can be external and internal. Recognizing, detection and understanding those early signs can assist in prediction and preventing system failures. Such predication can be done using new methods with strong statistical analysis tools such as pattern recognition and roles based on engineering knowledge. This document will prove our basic believe and will present a new method and apparatus to assess the risk of communication network devices to fail and thus supports a better decision making about preventative maintenance applied to communication systems.