For mission critical applications like Avionics, dependability is to avoid consequences of catastrophic results. Traditionally fault tolerance is implemented using hardware redundancy, the higher the redundancy, greater the cost and possibilities of more failures occurring. In this paper, an adaptive fault tolerant scheduling mechanism developed earlier with augmented performance capability and online fault recovery for a dual redundant system has been extended for an avionics mission system. An algorithm has been developed, simulated and evaluated on the practical case study vis –a- vis a traditional dual redundant system. This paper also roposes an extension of earlier scheme to schedule arrival of either/and critical and non -critical aperiodic tasks. The augmented scheme helps to achieve full functionality when no fault occurs, a fail safe mechanism for a single fault and performance metrics highlights the better computational performance. It elucidates that the use of this adaptive model leverages better in terms of enhanced performance and throughput compared to the existing dual redundant systems.
P. Samuel, Sreekumar, A., Swetha, K., Swetha, A., and V. Pillay, R., “Enhanced Performance Capability in a Dual Redundant Avionics Platform – Fault Tolerant Scheduling with Comparative Evaluation”, Proceedings of International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT 2014), vol. 46, pp. 921 - 932, 2015.