(AustralianDefence) Griffith University, the University of Technology Sydney, and the University of NSW have seen projects extended by two years with funding from Defence’s Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF).
The Australian project teams will each receive $2 million to expand work under the Australia—US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI) program.
Griffith University, the University of Technology Sydney, and the University of NSW are creating knowledge that may one day enable error-tolerant quantum computers; while the University of Sydney is working to create more robust and available materials through additive manufacturing. Both projects have ‘significant’ Defence and wider commercial benefits.
Dr David Kershaw, Chief Science Engagement and Impact Division said through the project on Quantum Control Based on Real-time Environment Analysis by Spectator Qubits, Griffith University and its Australian partners have provided ground-breaking advances in quantum sensing and control in collaboration with the US team, led by Duke University.
“With their grant extension, by 2022 the project is expected to benefit the Quantum Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing STaR Shot and may enhance distributed sensor arrays on battlefields of the future,” Kershaw said.