tolerant systems subject to imperfect fault coverage and resource constraints. Amari said the system model is flexible and can accurately model a wide range of fault-tolerant systems used in safety critical applications. It assumes the system consists of several subsystems in series and each subsystem contains multiple redundant components. Integer programming is used to select the optimal design configuration, types of components, and types of fault tolerant mechanisms from the available choices.
The ASQ RAMS Best Paper award is presented annually to recognize significant contributions of RD members to RAMS and to encourage more RD members to submit papers to RAMS. The selection committee, appointed by the RD executive committee, reviewed all of the papers submitted to RAMS by ASQ-RD members to select the winner. John Bowles, chair of the selection committee said “We were pleased to have many high quality papers submitted by RD members this year. We anticipate having even more next year.” The award has two parts: a $500 honorarium distributed to the winners and a plaque that will be presented to the winners at the ASQ-RD dinner at the 2014 RAMS.