Accession Number : ADA626711


Title :   Seaworthy Quantum Key Distribution Design and Validation (SEAKEY)


Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. 5 Aug-13 Nov 2015


Corporate Author : RAYTHEON CO CAMBRIDGE MA BBN TECHNOLOGIES


Personal Author(s) : Habif, Jonathan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a626711.pdf


Report Date : 12 Nov 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : In this report we summarize the technical progress accomplished during the third quarter of the second year of the SeaKey program. In this quarter we started work on our experimental option task and that progress will be reported here. This quarter we have continued work calculating the key rates achievable with different mode geometries capitalizing on multiple spatial modes to increase achievable key rates in high loss channels. In addition, we describe the initial designs for the CV-QKD transmitter and receiver we are planning to build, and provide an update on the ordering of equipment to build those sub-systems.


Descriptors :   *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , *SECURE COMMUNICATIONS , ANGULAR MOMENTUM , COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS , OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS , PHOTODETECTORS , SOFTWARE TOOLS


Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Systems Management and Standards
      Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE