Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Physical Unclonable Functions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0127
Agency Tracking Number: O102-A02-2230
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
GrammaTech, Inc
317 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, -
DUNS: 603978321
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Dickens
 Software Engineer II
 (607) 273-7340
Business Contact
 Ray Teitelbaum
Title: CEO
Phone: (607) 273-7340
Research Institution
Physically Unclonable Devices (PUFs) have many applications in security and digital rights management. These devices are used in creation of random number generators used to seed key generation and one-time pad construction for encryption applications. They are also used as a means of uniquely authenticating a piece of hardware or computing device. Given the large applicability of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), it is desirable to have PUFs that can be applied to these commercial devices. However, existing FPGA-based PUFs have relatively low entropy and security. We propose a new design process that will produce new PUF architectures with higher entropy and security.

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