Enhancing dependability in FPGA-based systems for future space exploration missions
Parole chiave DEPENDABLE FPGASYSTEM DESIGN, DIGITAL SYSTEM DESIGN, EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, FPGA, RECONFIGURABLE COMPUTING, SPACE APPLICATION
Riferimenti STEFANO DI CARLO, PAOLO ERNESTO PRINETTO
Riferimenti esterni TROTTA Pascal (PhD Student), GAMBARDELLA Giulio (PhD Student)
Gruppi di ricerca TESTGROUP - TESTGROUP
Tipo tesi 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.
Conoscenze richieste Description Languages: VHDL
Note The thesis will be developed in cooperation with: ThalesAlenia Space S.p.A.
Scadenza validita proposta 27/09/2014 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA