Paper 2015/1215

Simpler, Faster, and More Robust T-test Based Leakage Detection

A. Adam Ding, Cong Chen, and Thomas Eisenbarth


The TVLA procedure using the t-test has become a popular leakage detection method. To protect against environmental fluctuation in laboratory measurements, we propose a paired t-test to improve the standard procedure. We take advantage of statistical matched-pairs design to remove the environmental noise effect in leakage detection. Higher order leakage detection is further improved with a moving average method. We compare the proposed test with standard t-test on synthetic data and physical measurements. Our results show that the proposed tests are robust to environmental noise.

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Preprint. MINOR revision.
Power analysisLeakage detectionT-Test
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teisenbarth @ wpi edu
2016-03-11: revised
2015-12-21: received
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      author = {A.  Adam Ding and Cong Chen and Thomas Eisenbarth},
      title = {Simpler, Faster, and More Robust T-test Based Leakage Detection},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2015/1215},
      year = {2015},
      note = {\url{}},
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