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Title: Secure fiber optic seals enabled by quantum optical communication concepts

Abstract

Described herein are various technologies pertaining to detecting tampering of a seal based upon quantum optical communication via a communications channel comprising the seal. A plurality of pulses of light encoded with random data are transmitted on the communications channel, whereupon they are received and their data values measured. The measured data values of the pulses are then compared to the known transmitted data to determine a correlation statistic between the transmitted and received data values. Tampering with the seal can be detected based upon identifying that the correlation statistic has dropped below a threshold non-tampered level of correlation between transmitted and received values.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568559
Patent Number(s):
10,341,015
Application Number:
15/279,706
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/29/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Sarovar, Mohan, Farley, David, Soh, Daniel B. S., Camacho, Ryan, and Brif, Constantin. Secure fiber optic seals enabled by quantum optical communication concepts. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Sarovar, Mohan, Farley, David, Soh, Daniel B. S., Camacho, Ryan, & Brif, Constantin. Secure fiber optic seals enabled by quantum optical communication concepts. United States.
Sarovar, Mohan, Farley, David, Soh, Daniel B. S., Camacho, Ryan, and Brif, Constantin. Tue . "Secure fiber optic seals enabled by quantum optical communication concepts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568559.
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abstractNote = {Described herein are various technologies pertaining to detecting tampering of a seal based upon quantum optical communication via a communications channel comprising the seal. A plurality of pulses of light encoded with random data are transmitted on the communications channel, whereupon they are received and their data values measured. The measured data values of the pulses are then compared to the known transmitted data to determine a correlation statistic between the transmitted and received data values. Tampering with the seal can be detected based upon identifying that the correlation statistic has dropped below a threshold non-tampered level of correlation between transmitted and received values.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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