Accession Number : ADA603629


Title :   FGPA Mission Assurance Center (FMAC) Support Activity at the University of New Mexico


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 21 Aug 2008-31 Jul 2013


Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Christodoulou, Christos


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA603629


Report Date : 31 Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 169


Abstract : This report covers the period of performance of the FPGA Mission Assurance Center (FMAC) Cooperative Agreement at the University of New Mexico (UNM). The organization has changed its name from the FMAC to the Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations and Applications Center (COSMIAC) to better reflect the work that is being accomplished. The main emphasis of this work was to develop and implement new principles related to reconfigurable electronics as applied to the space environment. Issues such as radiation hardening, complexity, reliability and Space Plug-n-Play are presented and discussed in detail. This report includes theory, analysis, design and implementation of several reconfigurable devices that can be used on a space vehicle or platform. Several recommendations and future ideas are presented and discussed in detail.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRONICS , *FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAYS , *SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , PLATFORMS , RADIATION HARDENING , RELIABILITY , SPACECRAFT , THEORY


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE