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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Millimeter-Wave over-the-air Waveform Signatures


Communications Technology Laboratory, Radio Frequency Technology Division

opportunity location
50.67.22.C0770 Boulder, CO

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Ari David Feldman 303-497-4969


Hardware security threats are continually evolving, and hardware vulnerabilities exist in virtually all electronic devices. Current approaches to hardware security include provenance –based security, documentary standards, and advanced labeling techniques, but the global nature of electronics supply chains make these approaches challenging and require solutions that can be implemented at arbitrary points in the supply chain. The increasing interconnectedness enabled by 5G and beyond wireless technologies makes this an urgent problem, as 5G+ networks are currently being built out now. This opportunity is to develop an over-the-air metrology tool for generating and assessing waveform signatures. If successful this research will help to enable new hardware security tests based on physical measurements of circuits and systems, helping to reduce the risk of hardware security threats in 5G and other systems, components, circuits, boards, and sub-assemblies. This work will have impact securing devices in broad application spaces including mobile computing and communications, health and medical devices, automotive, high-performance computing, internet of things (IoT), and aerospace and defense. 


key words
millimeter-wave; transistors; over-the-air; metrology; phased array antennas; large signal network analysis;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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