Q Pathfinder – Quantum Enhanced Secure Comms for Small Sats and IoT


Project Leader: Paolo Bianco (Airbus)

Participants: Airbus, Australian National University, Quintessence Labs, DST Group

The objectives of this project are as follows:

a. define Quantum Enhanced Secure Communications (QComms) system architecture(s) able to provide enhanced, quantum strength security to communication between resource-limited space segment (small satellites) and resource-limited ground users that could be used either as a standalone system for IoT served by small satellites or as a part of larger quantum communication infrastructure, and

b. define a preliminary technology plan to turn the currently available implementations of selected technologies into space-worthy devices for the LEO environment.