Reconfigurable Network on Chip Architecture for Aerospace Applications

Date Added: Oct 2009
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A Fault Tolerant Network on Chip (FT-NoC) system with reconfigurable architecture for aerospace applications is proposed. Applying different types of redundancy on chip increases reliability, efficiency and effectiveness of the NoC and, at large, the aircraft control system itself. The central theme is the application of redundancy to tolerate hardware faults in the processor cores of the NoC system's functional units. Second theme is the implementation of an application-specific configuration topology for the aircraft control system. The elements inside the chip are designed by considering reliability, fault tolerance and power consumption. Time, information and structural redundancies are implemented to achieve tolerance against potential permanent or transient faults.