04571679 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 3 patents.

A fault tree data array converts the logic of a fault tree into software by sing a data base technique. Each array element of a data array contains a decision or termination of the fault tree, and a relative exponential addressing expression provides the data elements with a unique position in the array. The next position in the data array to be examined is calculated by the relative exponential addressing expressions. For unsymmetrical fault trees on additional data array is generated to provide a sequential list of tests to be examined until a fault is found. Then the relative exponential addressing technique is used. The result is a more compact method of storing data in computer memory, hence providing an efficient method for implementing fault trees into software.

Title
Fault tree data array
Application Number
6/529465
Publication Number
4571679
Application Date
September 6, 1983
Publication Date
February 18, 1986
Inventor
Samuel G Russell executor
Landenberg
PA, US
William R Russell
late of Baltimore
MD, US
Agent
H A David
R F Beers
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy
DC, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
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