Deadline: 2019-04-30 Award: $2,000,000 Open to: Everyone*
We are looking for non-destructive methods, techniques, and tools to trace the parts of any COTS assembly (hardware and software) to prove provenance and suitability for use in military applications in a cost-effective manner. That includes the method of assembly, the source of boards, components, packaging, microchips, intellectual property blocks (or custom designs), process technology, the foundry of origin, raw materials.
Approaches and tools that use automation approaches such as machine vision and machine learning to reverse engineer or identify hardware objects and prove provenance are encouraged. Not limited to these—we are looking for ideas from the community!