Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Donald S. Gelosh, PhD
A fully asynchronous fixed point FFT processor is introduced for low power space applications. The architecture is based on an algorithm developed by Suter and Stevens specifically for a low power implementation. The novelty of this architecture lies in its high localization of components and pipelining with no need to share a global memory. High throughput is attained using large numbers of small, local components working in parallel. A derivation of the algorithm from the discrete Fourier transform is presented followed by a discussion of circuit design parameters specifically, those relevant to space applications. The generic architecture is explained with a survey of the 16 points FFT architecture specific to this project. An implementation, which included a test chip fabricated through MOSIS, is described. Finally, simulation results based on layout extractions are presented and an outline for future work is given.
DTIC Accession Number
Hunt, Bruce W., "A Single Chip Low Power Implementation of an Asynchronous FFT Algorithm for Space Applications" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 5669.