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dc.contributor.authorCouch, Jacob D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-26T13:57:46Z
dc.date.available2017-06-26T13:57:46Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-29en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:7676en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/78257
dc.description.abstractMultiple research projects are proposed that utilize low-level knowledge of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) design processes to enable additional research avenues. In order to accomplish these projects, Tools for Open Reconfigurable Computing (TORC) is utilized to provide a robust environment for circuit analysis and modifications. These projects rely on looking at the low-level constructs of the internals of these microchips. Through this knowledge, techniques for performing supply chain evaluations are proposed utilizing a non-binary comparison of multiple characteristic vectors between different FPGA manufacturing lots, and FPGAs that have been exposed to different environmental conditions. Second, techniques are proposed that look at design recovery by performing fuzzy segmentation and fuzzy matching algorithms to a problem area that has traditionally focused on exact graph sub-isomorphism solutions. Through these projects, additional research vectors are opened to protect and analyze the engineering efforts that are exerted in the design of FPGA and ASIC projects.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectFPGAen_US
dc.subjectSupply Chain Risk Managementen_US
dc.subjectDesign Recoveryen_US
dc.subjectRing Oscillatoren_US
dc.titleInvestigation of Non-Traditional Applications of the Physical Level in Reconfigurable Computingen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and ComputerEngineeringen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairAthanas, Peter M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSteiner, Neil Josephen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberClancy, Thomas Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBlack, Jonathan T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcGwier, Robert W.en_US


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