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Assembly of Topological Qubits into a Register

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0989
Agency Tracking Number: F19C-010-0167
Amount: $249,973.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19C-T010
Solicitation Number: 19.C
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-09-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-25
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 information technology will become a key enabler of future Air Force superiority. Topological insulator 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 cooperative states. Wake Forest University and Streamline Automation have been working collaboratively for the last six years to develop practical applications for these topological chalcogenide materials. Our technology relies on topological complexity that yields charge-parity (CP) protected states. These states are “interacted” to yield stable entanglement. In this Phase II we propose to wire-bond several topological qubit nanoplatelets to produce the worlds-first topological qubit register. A register is the basic addressable element of a computer. This technological advantage and market interest in quantum computing has enabled us to begin working with a startup accelerator about fundraising. The development of a quantum computer that can be installed on an aircraft and deployed without cryogenic cooling provides the Air Force the ability to benefit from quantum computing in a contested, degraded, and operationally limited (CDO) environment.

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