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Microelectronics Supply Chain Provenance Challenge (closed)

The United States Air Force (USAF)
This challenge has closed.
Fields of Research: Transportation and Freight Services, Environmental Science and Management, Engineering Design, Computer Hardware, Computer Software
Tags: Microelectronics, Military, IP, Microchips
Audience: Other, Subject Matter Experts, Businesses, Start-Ups, Researchers, Students
Anticipated Funding: $2,000,000
Application Close: April 30, 2019
Last Updated: May 1, 2019 4:24 AM
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The Challenge

Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) in partnership with AFWERX are launching the Supply Chain and Provenance Challenge. The Challenge will be seeking solutions to solve a problem that exists today around provenance of microelectronics and Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) solutions that the USAF would like to utilize on Air Force Bases and in operational environments.  

The challenge owners 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, foundry of origin, raw materials.

Eligibility Criteria

For complete details on the eligibility criteria that govern the Microelectronics Supply Chain and Provenance Challenge please refer to the website.

Terms and Conditions

For complete details on the terms and conditions that govern the Microelectronics Supply Chain and Provenance Challenge please refer to the website.

How to Apply

To submit an application for the Microelectronics Supply Chain and Provenance Challenge please refer to the website.

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