A model-oriented fault diagnosis system for microprocessor-based systems

Jar Shone Ker, Yau Hwang Kuo, Bin Da Liu

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It is a difficult task to automatically diagnose the faults of microprocessor-based digital systems, since their functions have rapidly increased. In this paper, we’ve developed a hierarchical description scheme to model the system under diagnosis (SUD). During the stage of fault identification in our diagnosis system, pseudo-simulation plays a significant role in evaluating the expected behavior of the SUD. The features of using the pseudo-simulation approach are not only solving the cyclic problem, but also evaluating a smallest candidate set. During the stage of fault isolation, forward analysis is adopted to analyze the fault propagation path and to generate a plausible candidate set. In addition, an auxiliary test-assistant board has been designed to handle the test operations. Through the proposed fault diagnosis system, field maintenance and troubleshooting of microprocessor-based systems has become an easier task.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-1459
Number of pages1015
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,Series A/Chung-kuo Kung Ch'eng Hsuch K'an
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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