Conference paper

PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub, LOJDA Jakub, ČEKAN Ondřej and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. Evaluation Platform for Testing Fault Tolerance Properties: Soft-core Processor-based Experimental Robot Controller. In: Proceedings of the 2018 21st Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design. Praha: IEEE Computer Society, 2018, pp. 229-236. ISBN 978-1-5386-7376-8.
Publication language:english
Original title:Evaluation Platform for Testing Fault Tolerance Properties: Soft-core Processor-based Experimental Robot Controller
Title (cs):Platforma pro ověřování odolnosti proti poruchám: Experimentální řidicí jednotka robota založená na procesoru
Pages:229-236
Proceedings:Proceedings of the 2018 21st Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design
Conference:21st Euromicro Conference on Digital Systems Design
Place:Praha, CZ
Year:2018
ISBN:978-1-5386-7376-8
DOI:10.1109/DSD.2018.00051
Publisher:IEEE Computer Society
Keywords
Soft-core Processor, NEO430, TMR, FPGA, Fault
Tolerance, Robot Controller, Reconfiguration.
Annotation
Various electronic systems play an important role in our everyday lives. Some of them serve for fun or to make our lives easier. These systems are useful but not necessary; when they malfunction, the consequences are not critical. On the other hand, there are systems which are more or less critical, and their failure can cause undesirable consequences. For example, a failure in medicine, aviation, the army or automotive systems can cause high economic losses and/or endanger human health. These systems must be protected against the impact of faults, and flawless operation must be ensured. Fault tolerance is one of the techniques that will ensure this. There are many fault-tolerance methodologies targeted towards various systems and technologies, and new methodologies are being investigated. It is also important to verify these techniques; this is the main topic of this paper. An evaluation platform for testing fault-tolerance methodologies targeted towards SRAM-based FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) is presented and demonstrated. A robot for seeking a path through a maze and the processor-based robot controller serve as an experimental system case study. Experimental results with the unhardened and hardened versions of the processor-based robot controller are presented and discussed.
BibTeX:
@INPROCEEDINGS{
   author = {Jakub Podiv{\'{i}}nsk{\'{y}} and Jakub Lojda and
	Ond{\v{r}}ej {\v{C}}ekan and Zden{\v{e}}k
	Kot{\'{a}}sek},
   title = {Evaluation Platform for Testing Fault Tolerance
	Properties: Soft-core Processor-based Experimental
	Robot Controller},
   pages = {229--236},
   booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2018 21st Euromicro Conference on Digital
	System Design},
   year = 2018,
   location = {Praha, CZ},
   publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
   ISBN = {978-1-5386-7376-8},
   doi = {10.1109/DSD.2018.00051},
   language = {english},
   url = {http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/research/view_pub.php.en?id=11705}
}

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