US Air Force Pursues Quantum Research to Develop GPS Jamming Resistance
(GeoSpatialWorld) Two of the grants from Office of Scientific Research under the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) focus on using quantum computing to tackle challenges in GPS resistance during navigation.
The two GPS-related grants have been awarded to Gurudev Dutt at the University of Pittsburgh (United States) in Memory-Enhanced Quantum Sensing for GPS-denied Navigation, and John Close at the Australian National University (Australia), in Quantum sensors for GPS-denied navigation.
Michael Hayduk, deputy director of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Information Directorate in Rome, N.Y., said, “Communication networked computing will take longer to develop and deliver capabilities to the field. For timing and sensing, where we see an impact coming is being able to go beyond GPS — so in GPS-denied and degraded environments, how you can bring precision navigation and timing technologies using quantum enhancements to the field. . .. The different types of sensors that we’re looking at to be able to take advantage of those properties include inertial sensors, magneto meters, gravitational sensors, and electric field sensors.”