LeanTec: Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Physical Unclonable Functions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0117
Agency Tracking Number: O102-A02-2189
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-A02
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
6600 Fountain Lane N., Maple Grove, MN, -
DUNS: 172909496
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Cohen
 Principal Investigator
 (612) 597-0484
Business Contact
 Keshab Parhi
Title: Founder/President
Phone: (612) 220-4647
Email: kparhi@yahoo.com
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a novel field programmable gate array (FPGA) based physical unclonable function (PUF) with higher entropy than current implementations, the feasibility of creating PUF based RNGs, and PUF based authentication algorithms. These PUFs will be used to ensure intellectual property (IP) is protected, to prevent tampering with FPGA designs, and to prevent unauthorized access to information. To this end, Leanics Corporation will leverage its extensive experience in FPGA design, circuit design, security protocol design, and error correction code design to develop best in class PUF circuits for FPGAs. Results of this project will have broader impacts in other commercial market sectors such as cellular phone systems, secure communications, smart cards, medical devices, and smart grid devices for electrical power distribution and regulation.

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