Aging, Counterfeiting Configuration Control (AC3)
Final technical rept. Nov 2009-Dec 2010
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INST CHARLESTON SC
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Counterfeit parts including recycled and relabeled microcircuit chips threaten the reliability, safety, and performance of DoD systems. DoD systems are particularly susceptible to intrusion of counterfeit parts, because of increasing reliance on commercial off the shelf COTS electronic components and microprocessors. AC3 was deployed in a proof-of-concept format using real world data and electronics intensive guidance sub-assemblies within Standard Missile 3 SM-3 which is the seaborne theater ballistic missile defense system of the US Navy. AC3 was designed to put into practice anti-counterfeiting strategies including three major thrusts addressing reduction in the risk of acquiring counterfeit parts reduction in the time to identify the impact of counterfeit alert notices and reduction in the time required to identify the specific location of suspect parts. AC3 was designed to provide much-needed VISIBILITY into the supply chain at the COMPONENT level.
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors