Journal of Applied Probability
- J. Appl. Probab.
- Volume 49, Number 2 (2012), 416-429.
The notion of the signature is a basic concept and a powerful tool in the analysis of networks and reliability systems of binary type. An appropriate definition of this concept has recently been introduced for systems that have ν possible states (with ν ≥ 3). In this paper we analyze in detail several properties and the most relevant aspects of such a general definition. For simplicity's sake, we focus our attention on the case ν = 3. Our analysis will however provide a number of hints for understanding the basic aspects of the general case.
J. Appl. Probab., Volume 49, Number 2 (2012), 416-429.
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Gertsbakh, Ilya; Shpungin, Yoseph; Spizzichino, Fabio. Two-dimensional signatures. J. Appl. Probab. 49 (2012), no. 2, 416--429. doi:10.1239/jap/1339878795. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jap/1339878795