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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-012-04-0408


Automatic Programming Methodologies for Electronic Hardware Fault Monitoring

Ajith Abraham (Chung-Ang University, South Korea)

Crina Grosan (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)

Abstract: This paper presents three variants of Genetic Programming (GP) approaches for intelligent online performance monitoring of electronic circuits and systems. Reliability modeling of electronic circuits can be best performed by the stressor — susceptibility interaction model. A circuit or a system is considered to be failed once the stressor has exceeded the susceptibility limits. For on-line prediction, validated stressor vectors may be obtained by direct measurements or sensors, which after pre-processing and standardization are fed into the GP models. Empirical results are compared with artificial neural networks trained using backpropagation algorithm and classification and regression trees. The performance of the proposed method is evaluated by comparing the experiment results with the actual failure model values. The developed model reveals that GP could play an important role for future fault monitoring systems.

Keywords: computational intelligence, decision trees, electronic hardware, fault monitoring, genetic programming, neural networks

Categories: B.8.1, B.8.2, I.2.2, I.2.6