8th September 2016
The Case Study (which can be accessed via the link) and which is titled ‘Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) Microchip for Secure Communications’, has been published to highlight the company’s innovative work in the field of quantum encryption after receiving funding from the Centre for Defence Enterprise and explains;
Data encryption relies on random numbers to encrypt and decrypt confidential communication. Using the quantum properties of light, the aim is to develop a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) as an easy, cheap and unbreakable (military-grade) encryption solution.
Crypta Labs is currently engaged with 2 leading academic groups in the field of quantum mechanics;
- One group in Singapore has been testing the suitability of different light wavelengths to act as the optimised light source
- The other group from the University of Bristol has independently developed a microchip that includes miniaturised light source and detectors which Crypta Labs is looking to combine with its software
Crypta Labs has so far produced a data processing algorithm to transform raw data from a sensor into random bit stream and has tested this on a sensor module; the next step is a prototype (to be miniaturised into a microchip), and to integrate the optimised working parameters of sensors with the processing algorithm.
Joe Luong, CEO, Crypta Labs says:
“I’m so pleased that we are able to publish this Case Study into our innovative work on quantum random number generation – we are the only company, which we know of, commercialising a QRNG for use on a mobile device, and the CDE funding we received allowed us to work on this breakthrough research. The CDE has given us the credibility and traction we needed to secure outside investment”.