Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/90270
Title: Generalized majority voter design method for n-modular redundant systems used in mission- and safety-critical applications
Authors: Choudhary, Jaytrilok
Balasubramanian, Padmanabhan
Varghese, Danny
Singh, Dhirendra
Maskell, Douglas
Keywords: Fault Tolerance
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering
Redundancy
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Choudhary, J., Balasubramanian, P., Varghese, D., Singh, D., & Maskell, D. (2019). Generalized Majority Voter Design Method for N-Modular Redundant Systems Used in Mission- and Safety-Critical Applications. Computers, 8(1), 10-. doi:10.3390/computers8010010
Series/Report no.: Computers
Abstract: Mission- and safety-critical circuits and systems employ redundancy in their designs to overcome any faults or failures of constituent circuits and systems during the normal operation. In this aspect, the N-modular redundancy (NMR) is widely used. An NMR system is comprised of N identical systems, the corresponding outputs of which are majority voted to generate the system outputs. To perform majority voting, a majority voter is required, and the sizes of majority voters tend to vary depending on an NMR system. Majority voters corresponding to NMR systems are physically realized by enumerating the majority input clauses corresponding to an NMR system and then synthesizing the majority logic equation. The issue is that the number of majority input clauses corresponding to an NMR system is governed by a mathematical combination, the complexity of which increases substantially with increases in the level of redundancy. In this context, the design of a majority voter of any size corresponding to an NMR specification based on a new, generalized design approach is described. The proposed approach is inherently hierarchical and progressive since any NMR majority voter can be constructed from an (N − 2)MR majority voter along with additional logic corresponding to the two extra inputs. Further, the proposed approach paves the way for simultaneous production of the NMR system outputs corresponding to different degrees of redundancy, which is not intrinsic to the existing methods. This feature is additionally useful for any sharing of common logic with diverse degrees of redundancy in appropriate portions of an NMR implementation.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/90270
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/48449
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/computers8010010
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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