Real-Time Application Processing for FPGA-Based Resilient Embedded Systems in Harsh Environments

Sangeet Saha, Shoaib Ehsan, Adrian Stoica, Rustam Stolkin, Klaus McDonald-Maier

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Abstract

Real-time embedded systems nowadays get employed in harsh environments such as space, nuclear sites to carry out critical operations. Along with the traditional software based (CPU) execution, FPGAs are now also emerging as a bright prospect to accomplish such routines. However, these platforms are often get plagued by faults generated due to the high radiations in such environments. As a result, the real-time applications running on the platform could also get jeopardized. Thus, efficient execution of a set of hard real-time applications on reconfigurable systems with anomaly detection and recovery mechanism is inevitable. This work aims at tackling such problem with a 'healing' approach for extreme environments. Initially, the applications are intelligently partitioned for hardware and software execution, then attempts have been made to schedule hardware applications with intermittent preemption point. Upon detecting any abnormality on such distinct points, our approach orchestrates a healing mechanism to remediate the scenario without hampering the pre-determined schedule. Experimental validation of our proposed method reveals its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, AHS 2018
PublisherIEEE
Pages299-304
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538677537, 9781538677520
ISBN (Print)9781538677544
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Aug 20189 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1939-7003
ISSN (Electronic)2471-769X

Conference

Conference2018 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
Abbreviated titleAHS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/08/189/08/18

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