Dynamic hybrid fault models and the applications to wireless sensor networks (WSNs)

  • Ma Z
  • Krings A
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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a new concept termed dynamic hybrid fault
models together with the mathematic models and approaches for applying the
new concept to reliability and fault tolerance analyses. It extends the
traditional hybrid fault models and their relevant constraints in agreement
algorithms with survival analysis and evolutionary game theory. The new
dynamic hybrid fault models (i) transform hybrid fault models into time and
covariate dependent models; (ii) makes real-time prediction of reliability
more realistic and allows for real-time prediction of fault-tolerance;
(iii) sets the foundations for integrating hybrid fault models with
reliability and survivability analyses by introducing evolutionary game
modeling; (iv) extend evolutionary game theory in its modeling of the
survivals of game players. The application domain is wireless sensor
network (WSN), but the large part of the modeling architecture also applies
to general engineering reliability and network survivability.

Author-supplied keywords

  • agreement algorithms
  • dynamic hybrid fault models
  • evolutionary game theory
  • hybrid fault
  • models
  • reliability
  • survivability
  • survival
  • wireless sensor networks

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Authors

  • Zhanshan (Sam) Ma

  • Axel W. Krings

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