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An Innovative Radiation Hardened By Design Flip-Flop

Abstract Radiation hardening by design (RHBD) has become a necessary practice when creating circuits to operate within radiated environments. While employing RHBD techniques has tradeoffs between size, speed and power, novel designs help to minimize these penalties. Space radiation is the primary source of radiation errors in circuits and two types of single event effects, single event upsets (SEU), and single event transients (SET) are increasingly becoming a concern. While numerous methods currently exist to nullify SEUs and SETs, special consideration to the techniques of temporal hardening and interlocking are explored in this thesis. Temporal hardening mitigates both SETs and SEUs by spacing critical nodes through the use of delay elements, thu... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Matush, Bradley (Author) / Clark, Lawrence T (Advisor) / Allee, David (Committee member) / Bakkaloglu, Bertan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical Engineering / Flip-Flop / Radiation Hardened By Design / Sequential Circuits
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 109 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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