I am having huge problems determining a MTBF value for an electrical system.
I was hoping to get some good advice from here!
I have a system consisting of several components connected in a daisy chain, meaning that each device is connected in previous one which will eventually create a ring system. ((A*)ABCDEFGback to A)
“A” component is used to control all other components in the ring and this unit has a standby equivalent (A*) so in case of failure of the A unit, the A* will overtake the control.
B,C,F &G are also the same products but are not used as redundant components to each other.
I have to determine an overall MTBF value for whole system. I have the MTBF value for each single component in the system:
I have crunched trough several different web sites hoping to find a similar model but without luck. Do you guys have any sugestion how to calculate this?
Thanks in advance.