Cost minimization of a spare transmitting media network
Abstract
The mathematical formulation used to determine the minimum cost network that can bypass the blocked branch in the case of failure of only one transmitting element each time is described. A limited cost spare network was specified, for which the network availability is maximum. It is shown in two examples that by limiting the cost of the spare network to 20% it is possible to solve service interruption in 48% and 62% of the cases, respectively.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 December 1978
 Bibcode:
 1978STIN...8028612M
 Keywords:

 Communication;
 Cost Analysis;
 Radio Communication;
 Communication Cables;
 Linear Programming;
 Mathematical Models;
 Optimization;
 System Failures;
 Communications and Radar