Enhancing dependability in FPGA-based systems for future space exploration missions
External reference persons TROTTA Pascal (PhD Student), GAMBARDELLA Giulio (PhD Student)
Research Groups TESTGROUP - TESTGROUP
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL
Reconfigurable devices are increasingly used in space-applications, thus requiring innovative methodologies to increase their in-built dependability to tolerate faults in radiation harsh environments.
SRAM-based FPGA presents a set of features to be exploited in critical applications to mitigate single event upsets either in the configuration memory or in the programmable logic.
The thesis aims at the development and the implementation of innovative fault-tolerant and fault-mitigation techniques for FPGA-based systems, to be applied in safety-critical applications (e.g., space exploration missions).
The methodology should be implemented and simulated on a Xilinx FPGA board and eventually validated by mean of several fault injection campaigns.
During this thesis the candidate will study several dependability techniques and the state-of-the-art on FPGA dependability.
Furthermore the whole FPGA design flow will be used, from the design to the final hardware test.
Required skills Description Languages: VHDL
Notes The thesis will be developed in cooperation with: ThalesAlenia Space S.p.A.
Deadline 27/09/2014 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA