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High Fidelity Down-Conversion Source for Secure Communications using On-Demand…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95349
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095619
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AdvR Inc.
2310 University Way Building #1-1 Bozeman, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Fidelity Down-Conversion Source for Secure Communications using On-Demand Single Photons
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CC88P
Award Amount: $99,932.00
 

Abstract:

To provide reliably secure communications, development of quantum optical devices for encrypted ground-to-space communications is a necessity. The overall goal of this NASA effort is to develop and deliver efficient, single-pass quantum optical waveguide sources capable of backward quasi-phase-matched interactions for generation of high purity photon pairs for use in an on-demand photon source to enable high-rate long-distance encryption key distribution. The new devices will produce down-conversion entangled photon pairs with enhanced spectral properties and low attenuation, providing the key technology required for development of an on-demand heralded photon source. Furthermore, the waveguide-based technology is compact, robust, and power efficient for future deployment on space-based platforms to provide provably, unconditionally secure quantum encryption to satisfy requirements for the NASA topic Transformational Communications Technology.

Principal Investigator:

Tony Roberts
Principal Investigator
4065220388
roberts@advr-inc.com

Business Contact:

Betsy Heckel
Business Official
4065220388
heckel@advr-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVR, Inc.
2310 University Way, Building 1 Bozeman, MT 59715

EIN/Tax ID: 810521436
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No