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T0088-S An FPGA-based, Radiation Tolerant, Reconfigurable Computer System with Real Time Fault Detection, Avoidance, and Repair

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T0088-S An FPGA-based, Radiation Tolerant, Reconfigurable Computer System with Real Time Fault Detection, Avoidance, and Repair

Program start date is on hold until Space Act Agreement is signed.  Placeholder date of January 2014 is used as placeholder.

This study is aimed at the maturation of the technical readiness level of a radiation tolerant, reconfigurable computer system that has been developed at Montana State University (MSU) for testing in a relevant end-to-end environment on a suborbital vehicle (TRL-6). The computer system will utilize a variety of fault mitigation techniques to provide increased reliability in harsh radiation environments. Proposed approach is a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is divided into equally sized tiles that represent a quantum of resources that can implement a soft microprocessor and can also be individually reprogrammed using partial reconfiguration (PR) of the FPGA.

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