Complex division is commonly used in various applications in signal processing and control theory including astronomy and nonlinear RF measurements. Nevertheless, unless reliability and assurance are embedded into the architectures of such structures, the suboptimal (and thus erroneous) results could undermine the objectives of such applications. As such, in this thesis, we present schemes to provide complex number division architectures based on (Sweeney, Robertson, and Tocher) SRT-division with fault diagnosis mechanisms. Different fault resilient architectures are proposed in this thesis which can be tailored based on the eventual objectives of the designs in terms of area and time requirements, among which we pinpoint carefully the schemes based on recomputing with shifted operands (RESO) to be able to detect both natural and malicious faults and with proper modification achieve high throughputs. The design also implements a minimized look up table approach which favors in error detection based designs and provides high fault coverage with relatively-low overhead. Additionally, to benchmark the effectiveness of the proposed schemes, extensive fault diagnosis assessments are performed for the proposed designs through fault simulations and FPGA implementations; the design is implemented on Xilinx Spartan-VI and Xilinx Virtex-VI FPGA families.

Publication Date


Document Type

Master's Project

Student Type


Degree Name

Electrical Engineering (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Electrical Engineering (KGCOE)


Mehran Mozaffari-Kermani

Advisor/Committee Member

Sohail A. Dianat


RIT – Main Campus