Challenges and Successes in Space Based Reconfigurable Computing

  • Mark E. Dunham
  • Michael P. Caffrey
  • Paul S. Graham
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2778)


For 6 years Los Alamos has developed space-compatible versions of Reconfigurable Computing (RCC). Several such designs are now operational. We describe the key research steps required to make commercial silicon processes amenable to Radiation Tolerant operations, and the limits on algorithms imposed by reliability concerns.


Software Radio Radiation Tolerant Reconfigurable System Single Event Upset Reconfigurable Computing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark E. Dunham
    • 1
  • Michael P. Caffrey
    • 1
  • Paul S. Graham
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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