Optical Marking and Identification of Electronic Components with Phase-Encoded Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7352
Agency Tracking Number: B122-026-0122
Amount: $99,906.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-026
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Information Technologies Division, 1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sergey Sandomirsky
 Director, Remote Sensing
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
To address the MDA need for marking/coating technology to guarantee authenticity of critical electronic components, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new technology for Optical Marking and IDentification of Electronic Components (OMIDEC) with phase-encoded structures. This proposed technology is based on parallel optical correlation between the reference and test phase-encoded structures bonded to integrated circuit (IC) electronic chips. The innovation in the novel use of a special nonreplicable phase-only volume structure (or mark) that functions as the OMIDEC"key,"and use of a novel optoelectronic verification system, will enable the MDA electronic system assembly personnel to safely select and use only"good,"noncounterfeit components. As a result, this OMIDEC technology offers both a procedure for fabrication and bonding secure marks on electronic components and an optical device for fast authentication of a single or multiple ICs, which directly address the MDA and NDAA requirements. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of OMIDEC technology by fabricating sample PE marks and testing them in laboratory experiments. In Phase II, POC plans to advance the Phase I prototype in terms of its applicability in an industrial environment, to begin at low-rate initial production level.

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