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18 Mar 15. Battelle Introduces Breakthrough Anti-Counterfeiting Detection for Integrated Circuits. Battelle announced Barricade™, a new technology that eliminates the risk of counterfeit integrated circuits in devices for aerospace and defense systems, critical infrastructure, medical devices and other essential systems. Barricade provides fast, non-destructive authentication of electronic components from both trusted and untrusted sources, enabling separation of cloned or counterfeit components from authentic ones at a dramatically lower cost than alternative methods. Battelle will demonstrate the new technology to attendees of the 40th Annual GOMAC Tech Conference at booth 223 at the event, which takes place in St. Louis from March 23-26.
“As counterfeiting continues to be a growing issue for both suppliers and manufacturers, ensuring that all components are effectively and accurately verified for authenticity has become an increasingly time consuming and expensive task,” said Larry J. House, Cyber Technical Director of Battelle. “Barricade represents a giant step forward from current approaches to chip authentication that will dramatically simplify the validation process. We look forward to helping move the industry towards a cost-effective, efficient and standardized process for chip authentication.”
Barricade is comprised of electronic component signal acquisition hardware and software installed at customer sites. The simple validation process involves placing the IC into a chip socket in the Barricade hardware to receive confirmation of authenticity or detection of counterfeit or cloned components within seconds. Barricade is applicable to both analog and digital devices. It determines authenticity based on electrical signatures and a classification algorithm that generates identity signatures for each class of chips in a given class of authentic devices. Only a few authentic chips are necessary to enrol an entire class of chips into Barricade. Unlike existing anti-counterfeiting technologies, which require tagging and tracking, or time-consuming and costly commercial testing, Barricade provides a simple and repeatable process that can be conducted at any point in the supply chain to eliminate the risk of counterfeit components and to help address emerging regulations for anti-counterfeiting. In addition to detecting counterfeit integrated circuits, testing of Battelle Barricade in commercial environments has shown promise for its application in other critical areas, including detection of military grade or commercial grade components and cloned components. (Source: ASD Network)
19 Mar 15. C4ISR Summit Middle East – 11 May, 2015 – 13 May, 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Operational Data Architecture and ISR: Systems, Security and Governance
The C4ISR Summit Middle East 2015 is a two day conference plus focus day to help militaries in the region drive advanced communications, C2 and surveillance capabilities – in the framework of advanced data architecture.
* Conference Day 1: Command and Control, Data Architecture & Security, Communications
* Conference Day 2: Airborne ISR Platforms
* Focus Day: GEOINT and Data Fusion
Ensuring the acquisition and appropriate application of C4ISR capabilities and assets will guarantee informational superiority in a century that has been deemed the age of information. Maximising situational awareness and informational superiority via C4ISR translates not only into an operational advantage on the battlefield but an advantage in all domains, including air, land, sea, space, and most recently, cyberspace. Attaining cutting edge C4ISR capabilities and technology will ultimately enable rapid response to emerging threats in a dynamic and changing region. There now is but one question on the minds of the military commanders responsible for increasing si