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Fully Automated Radiation Hardened by Design Circuit Construction

Abstract A fully automated logic design methodology for radiation hardened by design (RHBD) high speed logic using fine grained triple modular redundancy (TMR) is presented. The hardening techniques used in the cell library are described and evaluated, with a focus on both layout techniques that mitigate total ionizing dose (TID) and latchup issues and flip-flop designs that mitigate single event transient (SET) and single event upset (SEU) issues. The base TMR self-correcting master-slave flip-flop is described and compared to more traditional hardening techniques. Additional refinements are presented, including testability features that disable the self-correction to allow detection of manufacturing defects. The circuit approach is validated for h... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Hindman, Nathan David (Author) / Clark, Lawrence T (Advisor) / Holbert, Keith (Committee member) / Barnaby, Hugh (Committee member) / Allee, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Automated Design / Radiation Hardening
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 113 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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