“Northern Virginia has violent summer storms. Water comes down in sheets, and the wind is so intense that the rain pours horizontally, then vertically, and then in every which direction. During one storm, a large branch from a nearby tree snapped off, nearly hitting me in the head. As I dried off inside, I thought about the noise from the rain, and a sudden insight came to me.
What if all of that noise from the rain, or all of those signals, could be used to contain a new signal hidden in the noise? And what if you could not only hide the signal in all of that noise, but also use that noise as the carrier of the information, as well as the unique characteristics of that noisy environment as a method of encrypting the data?
I called my business partner, since we had been thinking about how to transmit information using Radio Frequency between devices without anyone being able to detect the signal. We applied the idea that came from the storm and developed a robust method for not only hiding a signal from detection and interception, but we also created a very secure method of generating cryptographic keys. Furthermore, we realized that our idea, which we patented (8929550), could be used to help networks better manage the use of frequencies and increase their bandwidth.”