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Triple modular redundancy (TMR) is the traditional mitigation technique for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) subject to single-event upsets (SEUs) in high-radiation environments. Reduced-precision redundancy (RPR) as an alternative to TMR for communications systems is demonstrated. RPR reduces the number of "catastrophic" SEUs in several simple communications receivers by over 95%, thus increasing the mean time to failure (MTTF) by 25 to 99 times, while consuming less than half of the resources that TMR does in most cases.
Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:49 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication: Jan. 2013