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A cyclic consecutive-k-out-of-n: G system consists of n components lying on a cycle. Those components are exchangeable but may have different working probabilities. The system works if and only if there are k consecutive components at work. What is the optimal assignment of components for maximizing the reliability of the system? Does the optimal assignment depend on the working probability values of components? For k ≤ n ≤ 2k + 1, Zuo and Kuo in 1990 proposed a solution independent from thedoi:10.1137/s0895480100375041 fatcat:7tdxd6pabbbc5inx7cgbatk3wq