Advanced ID Tags for Authentication of Integrated Circuits and Systems Using 3D Quantum Imaging Concepts (Internal Project 2013)
Counterfeiting of electronic components in the US supply chain is a significant problem threatening the US commerce, industry, military, healthcare, and consumers. In this proposal, we focus on design of unique ID tags that can effectively and efficiently identify counterfeits and verify authentic ICs. The objective of this project is to design and experiment with secure tagging and signatures by using a variety of advanced optical and photonics encoding and imaging techniques for authentication, verification, and security, including quantum imaging approaches.
Oct. 1, 2013 -Oct. 1, 2015
Year 1 (Due 1 October 2014): Investigation of ID tag design using quantum imaging. Performance evaluation of ID tags for security and verification.
Year 2 (Due 1 October 2015):Optical experiments. Mathematical processing of ID tags for authentication and verification. Performance metrics, etc. A prototype implementation will be completed. We will also deliver a final report on the methods and the results obtained from our implementations.
Prof. B. Javidi. Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, ECE Department, UCONN
Prof. M. Tehranipoor. Professor, ECE Department, UCONN
Adam Markman, MS. Student, ECE Department, UCONN
Xin Shen, PhD Student, ECE Department, UCONN
- Security authentication using phase-encoded nanoparticle structures and polarized light, Optics Letters, 2015
- Optical encryption using photon-counting polarimetric imaging, Optics Letters, 2015
- Full-phase photon-counting double-random-phase encryption, Journal of Optical Society of America, 2014
- Photon-Counting Security Tagging and Verification Using Optically Encoded QR Codes, IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 6, issue 1, February 2014