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Title: Uncrackable code for nuclear weapons

Abstract

Mark Hart, a scientist and engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division, has developed a new approach for ensuring nuclear weapons and their components can't fall prey to unauthorized use. The beauty of his approach: Let the weapon protect itself. "Using the random process of nuclear radioactive decay is the gold standard of random number generators," said Mark Hart. "You’d have a better chance of winning both Mega Millions and Powerball on the same day than getting control of IUC-protected components."

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1178805
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; NUCLEAR WEAPON; SECURITY; STOCKPILE STEWARDSHIP; INTRINSIC USE CONTROL; RADIOACTIVE DECAY

Citation Formats

Hart, Mark. Uncrackable code for nuclear weapons. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Hart, Mark. Uncrackable code for nuclear weapons. United States.
Hart, Mark. Thu . "Uncrackable code for nuclear weapons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1178805.
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
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