DARPA, NASA Target Quantum Applications

The U.S. military and NASA are embracing quantum computing technology for a range of communications and sensor applications as they seek to leverage size, weight and power reductions as well as huge bandwidth increases and finer sensors.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing in efforts to integrate quantum technologies into RF antennas to improve the sensitivity of military sensor systems. Those upgrades would also increase access to bandwidth, as would upcoming NASA laser communications demonstrations.