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Development of a random number generation system for cryptography and security applications

Grant number: 15/24480-7
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: October 01, 2017 - September 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Cooperation agreement: MCTI/MC
Principal Investigator:Raphael Carlos Santos Machado
Grantee:Raphael Carlos Santos Machado
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia (Inmetro). Ministério da Indústria, Comércio Exterior e Serviços (Brasil)
Assoc. researchers: Jayme Luiz Szwarcfiter ; Jeroen Antonius Maria van de Graaf ; Leonardo Costa Ribeiro ; Lincoln Werneck Araujo Vaz ; Lucila Maria de Souza Bento ; Luis Antonio Brasil Kowada ; Luiz Fernando Rust da Costa Carmo ; Routo Terada
Associated scholarship(s):18/15096-7 - Study and implementation of randomness tests, BP.TT
18/06350-7 - Installation of a true random number generator, Quantis-PCI-4, BP.TT


The project has the main goal of developing an official service for the production of random numbers. The service is based on the principles of scientific metrology, using the methods of traceability and intercomparison so as to guarantee the quality of the entropy source. In addition, we plan to investigate the scientific aspects associated to the generation of random numbers, including physical events that can be used as entropy source, pseudo-random number generators and protocols based on ``beacons''. (AU)