Counterfeit Semiconductor Detection using Electromagnetic Emission Anomaly Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7327
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
800545043
Principal Investigator:
R. Wright
President
(443) 306-3387
glenn@gmatek.com
Business Contact:
Magdalena Wright
Vice President
(443) 306-3387
magda@gmatek.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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.

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