RFID Armor and Sensor Technology for Integrated Circuits (RASTIC)

Ali Niknejad

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA BAA-14-16

This project seeks to develop a small (100um x 100um) component, or dielet, that authenticates the provenance of electronics components. The dielet is supposed to include encryption part and kinds of sensors. The dielet will be inserted into the electronic component’s package at the manufacturing site or affixed to existing trusted components, without any alteration of the host component’s design or reliability. The communication between the dielet and the host must be wirelessly. After a scan of the probe, the dielet feedbacks an encrypted answer and data from passive sensors.

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Figure 1: Wireless Power Transfer for Very Small Targets

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Figure 2: Blocker Rejection for Miniature RFID