The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has announced intentions to award a sole source contract to the University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute (USC-ISI) for an effort entitled “Radiation Mitigation by Arithmetic Codes (RadMAC).”
Under the contract USC-ISI will explore and validate the effectiveness of residual arithmetic codes (RAC) by simulating and analyzing RAC circuits implemented in 45 nm and 32 nm silicon-on insulator (SOI) technologies. Using advanced simulation and design techniques based on graph organizational structure, RAC will be optimized to mitigate against single and multiple SEUs.
To provide validation of RAC’s effectiveness RAC will be imbedded into the processing chain of increasingly larger computational and processing circuits. Using SEU susceptibility information about the 45 nm and 32 nm SOI technologies from previous DTRA programs, this program will use a fault injection framework that includes cell radiation characterization information to accurately characterize RAC’s effectiveness.
The contracting action was announced under Solicitation Number: J9NTS139926869.