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Title: Gas discharge tube true random number generator

Abstract

A hardware random number generator comprises a gas discharge tube, an average voltage generator, and a comparator. The gas discharge tube includes first, second, and third terminals and may generate a variable voltage on the second terminal when a supply voltage is applied to the first and third terminals. The average voltage generator receives the variable voltage from the gas discharge tube and may generate an average voltage equal to a moving average value of the variable voltage over successive periods of time. The comparator receives the variable voltage and the average voltage and may generate a random stream of data bits, such that a value of each bit varies according to the relative magnitudes of the variable voltage and the average voltage.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas City Plant (KCP), Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576258
Patent Number(s):
10430159
Application Number:
15/652,496
Assignee:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
G - PHYSICS G05 - CONTROLLING G05F - SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0002839
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Jul 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Crosier, Lawrence Christopher. Gas discharge tube true random number generator. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Crosier, Lawrence Christopher. Gas discharge tube true random number generator. United States.
Crosier, Lawrence Christopher. Tue . "Gas discharge tube true random number generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576258.
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abstractNote = {A hardware random number generator comprises a gas discharge tube, an average voltage generator, and a comparator. The gas discharge tube includes first, second, and third terminals and may generate a variable voltage on the second terminal when a supply voltage is applied to the first and third terminals. The average voltage generator receives the variable voltage from the gas discharge tube and may generate an average voltage equal to a moving average value of the variable voltage over successive periods of time. The comparator receives the variable voltage and the average voltage and may generate a random stream of data bits, such that a value of each bit varies according to the relative magnitudes of the variable voltage and the average voltage.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
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Random number generating device
patent, October 2011


Quantum bit with a multi-terminal junction and loop with a phase shift
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High-speed, true random-number generator
patent, April 2011