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Reconfigurable fault tolerance: A framework for environmentally adaptive fault mitigation in space

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Reconfigurable fault tolerance: A framework for environmentally adaptive fault mitigation in space
Commercial SRAM-based FPGAs have the potential to provide aerospace applications with the necessary performance to meet next-generation mission requirements. However, the susceptibility of these devices to radiation in the form of single-event upsets is a significant drawback. TMR techniques are traditionally used to mitigate these effects, but with an overwhelming amount of extra area and power. We propose a framework for reconfigurable fault tolerance which enables systems engineers to dynamically change the amount of redundancy and fault mitigation that is used in an FPGA design. This approach leverages the reconfigurable nature of the FPGA to allow significant processing to be performed safely and reliably when environmental factors permit. Phased-mission Markov modeling is used to estimate performability gains that can be achieved using the framework for two case-study orbits.
Adam Jacobs, Alan D. George, Grzegorz Cieslewski
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where FPL
Authors Adam Jacobs, Alan D. George, Grzegorz Cieslewski
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