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Counterfeit Semiconductor Detection using Electromagnetic Emission Anomaly…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B122-026-0427
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-026
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
GMATEK, Inc.
3 Church Circle Suite 266 Annapolis, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Counterfeit Semiconductor Detection using Electromagnetic Emission Anomaly Analysis
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7327
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project involves research and development of an instrument capable of rapidly distinguishing between counterfeit and authentic semiconductor components. A side benefit is that it can also identify failed semiconductors. Non-contact measurement techniques are used to acquire electromagnetic field emissions generated by all electronic components that are powered-up and stimulated. Counterfeit semiconductors can be detected due to counterfeiting methods and processes that result in measurable differences in internal electronic signals, crosstalk characteristics and electromagnetic field emissions as compared to authentic semiconductors. Testing merely requires the operator to install the suspect component in a socket, select the appropriate part number, and initiate the test. Test results, available in seconds, indicate either"authentic","counterfeit"or"failed"within a given range of probability as electromagnetic fields emitted by the suspect component are measured, analyzed, and compared against the electromagnetic emission model of the authentic semiconductor. Hundreds of components could be tested each hour if necessary.

Principal Investigator:

R. G. Wright
President
(443) 306-3387
glenn@gmatek.com

Business Contact:

Magdalena Wright
Vice President
(443) 306-3387
magda@gmatek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GMATEK, Inc.
3 Church Circle Suite 266 Annapolis, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 260300068
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No