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Edge Quantum Processor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240522P0013
Agency Tracking Number: S22D-ST01-0123
Amount: $149,899.98
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM22D-ST01
Solicitation Number: 22.D
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-08-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-23
Small Business Information
3100 Fresh Way SW
Huntsville, AL 35805-6720
United States
DUNS: 124289294
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Roberto DiSalvo
 (513) 328-5050
Business Contact
 Alton Reich
Phone: (256) 713-1220
Research Institution
 Wake Forest University
 David Carroll
1834 Wake Forest Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-6000
United States

 (336) 727-1806
 Nonprofit College or University

Quantum technology will become a key enabler of future Air Force superiority. Topological insulator (TI) qubits are inherently stable and fault-tolerant because they exploit local topological symmetries and global boundary conditions of chalcogenide materials to yield unique, emergent quantum states. Wake Forest University and Streamline Automation have been working collaboratively for the last seven years to develop practical applications for these materials that were discovered in 2007. The quantum technology being developed by the SA/WFU team will shrink quantum computers to the point where they can be integrated with current digital computing platforms. The mission impact of this project on the US military will enable quantum computing with applications in—among others—artificial intelligence for swarm control and in unattended sensors, and high-speed data processing for ultra low latency applications. In this project we propose to advance the development of a quantum processor that will be suitable for integration (at the end of Phase II). The development of a quantum computer with dozens of applications that exploit the exponential speedup of quantum processors enables solutions to problems beyond today’s capabilities. The substantial progress we have achieved and market interest in quantum has enabled us to pursue fund raising from venture capital firms to accelerate market commercialization.

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