DIMACS TR: 97-82

Diagnosing Double Regular Systems

Authors: Endre Boros, Tonguc Unluyurt


We consider the problem of testing sequentially the components of a double regular system, when the testing of each component is costly. Generalizing earlier results about $k$-out-of-$n$ systems, we provide a polynomial time algorithm for the most cost-effficient sequential testing of double regular systems. The algorithm can be implemented to work efficiently both for explicitly given systems, and for systems given by an oracle.

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