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Low-Cost Hardening of Image Processing Applications Against Soft Errors

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Low-Cost Hardening of Image Processing Applications Against Soft Errors
Image processing systems are increasingly used in safetycritical applications, and their hardening against soft errors becomes an issue. We propose a methodology to identify soft errors as uncritical based on their impact on the system’s functionality. We call a soft error uncritical if its impact is provably limited to image perturbations during a very short period of time (number of cycles) and the system is guaranteed to recover thereafter. Uncritical errors do not require hardening as their effects are imperceivable for the human user of the system. We focus on soft errors in the motion estimation subsystem of MPEG-2 and introduce different definitions of uncritical soft errors in that subsystem. We propose a method to automatically determine uncritical errors and provide experimental results for various parameters. The concept can be adapted to further systems and enhance existing methods.
Ilia Polian, Bernd Becker, Masato Nakasato, Satosh
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where DFT
Authors Ilia Polian, Bernd Becker, Masato Nakasato, Satoshi Ohtake, Hideo Fujiwara
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