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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Brock LaMeresen
dc.contributor.authorWeber, Raymond Joseph.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-25T17:50:51Z
dc.date.available2015-01-25T17:50:51Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/8695
dc.description.abstractComputers play an important role in spaceflight and with ever more complex mission goals and sensors, current devices are not sufficient to meet the requirements of planned missions. These challenges are complicated by memory corruption caused by high energy radiation inherent in the space environment. We propose the use of commercial field programmable gate arrays using partial reconfiguration, triple modular redundancy with spares and memory scrubbing to achieve a radiation hard, high performance system. This strategy is leveraged on modern fabrication process nodes largely eliminating long term effects of radiation on silicon devices and shifting the focus strictly on memory corruption errors. This dissertation improves the performance of Montana State University's (MSU) existing CubeSat computing research platform through the addition of hardware accelerator tiles, a reliability analysis and analysis of the power consumption vs performance tradeoffs allowing for the development of a metric for the use of accelerator functions.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Engineeringen
dc.subject.lcshField programmable gate arrays.en
dc.subject.lcshRadiation tolerance.en
dc.titleReconfigurable hardware accelerators for high performance radiation tolerant computersen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.rights.holderCopyright Raymond Joseph Weber 2014en
thesis.catalog.ckey2674439en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Brock LaMeres (chairperson); Ross K. Snider; Randal Larimer; Todd Kaiser.en
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical & Computer Engineering.en
thesis.degree.genreDissertationen
thesis.degree.namePhDen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage147en


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