Off-campus UMass Amherst users: To download campus access theses, please use the following link to log into our proxy server with your UMass Amherst user name and password.
Non-UMass Amherst users: Please talk to your librarian about requesting this thesis through interlibrary loan.
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.E.C.E.)
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
reed-solomon, energy, adaptive, reconfiguration, fpga, error correction
This work presents an energy efficient adaptive error correction system utilizing the Reed-Solomon errors-and-erasures algorithm, targeted to an Altera Stratix FPGA device. The system adapts to changing channel conditions by reconfiguring the system with different decoders to allow for the lowest possible energy consumption rate that the current channel conditions will allow.
A series of energy saving optimizations were applied to a set of previous designs, resulting in a reduction in the energy required to decode a megabit of data of more than 70%. In addition, a new channel model was used to assess the effects of differing reconfiguration rates on codeword error rate, energy consumption, and decoding speed.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair