EPJ QT Highlight - Quantum security from small satellites

Credit: CQT, National University of Singapore

Shoebox sized satellites could be the key to fast-track development of space quantum communication, writes author Daniel Oi in a contribution to the SpringerOpen blog.

Quantum computing threatens the security of public key cryptosystems that secure the internet. But what quantum takes away, it can also give back. The technique of quantum key distribution (QKD) promises codes that are guaranteed by physics to be, in principle, unbreakable.

In EPJ Quantum Technology, we propose a CubeSat Quantum Communications Mission (CQuCoM) with a vision towards a globe-spanning constellation of QKD satellites. We are an international consortium of six research entities and one company across six countries.

Continue reading the blog post here.

As usual, it has been a pleasure to work with the EPJ Web Conf team on the publication of the proceedings of MESON2016. Your responsiveness, speed (publication < 1 month after submission) and competence make you an ideal partner for us. Get prepared, we are coming back for the 2018 edition!

Aleksandra Wrońska, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Co-editor, EPJ Web of Conferences vol. 130 (2016)

ISSN: 2100-014X (Electronic Edition)

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