Conference paper

ZEBULUM Ricardo S., STOICA Adrian, KEYMEULEN Didier and SEKANINA Lukáš. Evolvable Hardware System at Extreme Low Temperatures. In: Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2005, pp. 37-45. ISBN 978-3-540-28736-0.
Publication language:english
Original title:Evolvable Hardware System at Extreme Low Temperatures
Title (cs):Vyvíjející se systém při extrémně nízké teplotě
Pages:37-45
Proceedings:Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware
Conference:International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware
Series:LNCS 3637
Place:Berlin, DE
Year:2005
ISBN:978-3-540-28736-0
Publisher:Springer Verlag
URL:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/~sekanina/publ/ices05/lowtemp.pdf [PDF]
Keywords
evolvable hardware, extreme low temperatures, functional recovery
Annotation

This paper describes circuit evolutionary experiments at extreme low temperatures, including the test of all system components at this extreme environment (EE). In addition to hardening-by-process and hardening by-design, "hardening-by-reconfiguration", when applicable, could be used tomitigate drifts, degradation, or damage on electronic devices (chips) in EE, by using re-configurable devices and an adaptive selfreconfiguration of their circuit topology. Conventional circuit design exploits device characteristics within a certain temperature/radiation range; when that is exceeded, the circuit function degrades. On a reconfigurable device, although component parameters change in EE, a new circuit design, suitable for new parameter values, may be mapped into the reconfigurable structure to recover the initial circuit function. This paper demonstrates this technique for circuit evolution and recovery at liquid nitrogen temperatures (-196.6 °C). In addition, preliminary tests are performed to assess the survivability limitations of the evolutionary processor at extreme low temperatures.

BibTeX:
@INPROCEEDINGS{
   author = {S. Ricardo Zebulum and Adrian Stoica and Didier Keymeulen
	and Luk{\'{a}}{\v{s}} Sekanina},
   title = {Evolvable Hardware System at Extreme Low Temperatures},
   pages = {37--45},
   booktitle = {Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware},
   series = {LNCS 3637},
   year = {2005},
   location = {Berlin, DE},
   publisher = {Springer Verlag},
   ISBN = {978-3-540-28736-0},
   language = {english},
   url = {http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/research/view_pub.php?id=7878}
}

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