Faculty Advisor

Martin, William J.

Faculty Advisor

Sunar, Berk

Abstract

Accurate generation of truly random bits is crucial to modern cryptography. Our project goal was to determine whether the jitter created using reconfigurable logic could be used to create a true random number generator. Our analysis suggests that the nondeterministic parts of the jitter, if manipulated correctly, can produce truly random bits. We devised two possible designs to utilize this jitter to ensure an accurate extraction of bits of nondeterministic phenomena.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Actuarial Mathematics

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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