Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Software-Based Technique Under SEEs Using FPGA-Based Fault Injection Approach Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2012

start page

  • 777

end page

  • 789

issue

  • 6

volume

  • 28

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0923-8174

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1573-0727

abstract

  • Nowadays, microprocessor-based system's robustness under Single Event Effects (SEEs) represents a very important concern. A widely adopted solution to make a microprocessor-based system robust consists in modifying the application code by adding redundancy and fault tolerance capabilities. In this context, the main idea behind this paper is to evaluate a software-based technique named Optimized Embedded Signature Monitoring (OESM) using an FPGA-based fault injection technique, which is able to inject a high number of Single Event Upsets (SEUs) and Single Event Transients (SETs) in a short period of time. The obtained results demonstrated not only the increase of system's robustness level, but also point out the remaining weak areas in the microprocessor-based system with respect to both types of SEEs.