Wireless reconfigurability of fault-tolerant processing systems
Author(s)Tang, Melinda Y
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Joseph A. Kochocki and Barbara H. Liskov.
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This thesis examines the use of wireless data buses for communication in a real-time computer system designed for applications with high reliability requirements. This work is based on the Draper Laboratory Software Based Redundancy Management System (SBRMS), which is a fault-tolerant system architecture that uses data exchange and voting via Ethernet connections between redundant hardware components to detect and recover from faults. For this thesis, a triplex redundant system was developed that utilized the key features from the SBRMS design, including commercial-off-the-shelf hardware components and robust software partitioning, while replacing the standard Ethernet connection with a wireless Ethernet connection. The implementation of this system is presented and the benefits and potential applications of such a system are discussed.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-56).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.