eDNA: A Bio-Inspired Reconfigurable Hardware Cell Architecture Supporting Self-organisation and Self-healing

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2009



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This paper presents the concept of a biological inspired reconfigurable hardware cell architecture which supports self-organisation and self-healing. Two fundamental processes in biology, namely fertilization-to-birth and cell self-healing have inspired the development of this cell architecture. In biology as well as in our hardware cell architecture it is the DNA which enables these processes. We propose a platform based on the electronic DNA (eDNA) and show through simulation, its capabilities as a new generation of robust reconfigurable hardware platforms. We have created a Java based simulator to simulate our self-organisation and self-healing algorithms and the results obtained from this looks promising.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware Systems : July 29 - August 1, 2009, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, California, USA
Number of pages492
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California. Washington. Tokyo
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Publication date2009
ISBN (print)978-0-7695-3714-6
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems - San Francisco, CA, United States


Conference2009 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
LocationMoscone Convention Center
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
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  • biologically inspired, reconfigurable hardware, embryonics, self-healing, self-organisation
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