Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Physical Unclonable Functions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0130
Agency Tracking Number: O102-A02-2293
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD10-A02
Solitcitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
NVE Corp. (formerly Nonvolatile Electron
11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Duns: 114264351
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Davies
 Research Physicist
 (952) 918-1154
 jdavies@nve.com
Business Contact
 Curt Reynders
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (952) 829-9170
Email: reynders@nve.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Randomness is required for a variety of computational, statistical, testing, and security related applications. Of particular interest are future commercial high-speed encryption applications, such as high-speed cryptographic key exchange for quantum cryptography. This encryption technology is expected to be coming to market in the near future, and there are currently no commercially available true random number generators that can simultaneously meet the speed and statistical requirements of this application. In this Phase I project, a chaotic entropy source based on magnetic random access memory and high-speed digital isolator technology will be developed, and the feasibility for producing a high quality gigabit per second random bit stream will be demonstrated. The Phase II portion of this project will develop and deliver a prototype single chip high-speed true random number generator.

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