Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical Cybersecurity
No more counterfeited goods (NoFAKES)
NOFAKEs Authentication Technology focuses on the development of algorithms to capture, extract, and process the encoded information from Cholesteric Spherical Reflectors (CSRs). CSRs produce unpredictable and unique optical reflection patterns when coated on transparent and flat surfaces.
Technologies that offer unclonable properties are envisioned for a wide range of applications, including verifying the authenticity of objects, identification protocols, access control, electronic document management, etc. CSR tags can be potentially used for anti-counterfeit purposes because of their fingerprint-like attributes. The extraction of robust information, as well as authentication protocols, are key components to defining whether an object is authentic or not.
NOFAKES project has a close collaboration with the Experimental Soft Matter Physics (ESMP) group from the Physics & Materials Science Research Unit at the University of Luxembourg. We have also established industrial collaborations with companies that are interested in implementing anti-counterfeiting technologies, and companies that already use some anti-counterfeiting technologies, but are interested in testing other novel solutions.
- United Caps – packaging industry, Luxemburg-based company I.G.
- Bressan – pharmaceutical packaging sector, based in Italy.
Financial Research Institutions
A Secure Authentication Protocol for Cholesteric Spherical Reflectors using Homomorphic Encryption
Our paper published in the journal Machine Learning Knowledge Extraction, was selected as the cover page of Volume 4, Issue 1.
An Analysis of Cholesteric Spherical Reflector Identifiers for Object Authenticity Verification
Cholesteric Spherical Reflectors as Physical Unclonable Identifiers in Anti-counterfeiting
Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Shells as Enabling Material for Information-Rich Design and Architecture
Security in the Shell : An Optical Physical Unclonable Function made of Shells of Cholesteric Liquid Crystals
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