D5.2 - Radiation-Resilient Embedded Design

Brief description of functionality/utility:

Self-healing radiation hardening design

There are obvious advantages to designing electronic components and circuits that are resistant to damage or malfunction triggered by exposure to high levels of radiation. The team at Essex has focused on self-healing designs that allow damaged components to be updated in real time, thereby maximising a robot’s lifespan and reliability.

The novel designs allow:

  • Adaptation of hardware and operating systems
  • Self-healing dynamic recovery via reconfiguration
  • Cross-layer resilience across system hardware and software
  • The use of commodity processors and systems with improved performance
  • Seamless real-time reconfigurable regions for updating the damaged blocks
  • Remote monitoring and assessment of hardware/software