Innovative Pulse Programmers for Quantum Computing Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0044
Amount: $98,732.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-002
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
171 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300, New York, NY, 10016
DUNS: 021366690
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael LaGasse
 Vice President of Engineering
 (617) 661-8300
Business Contact
 Steve Bookman
Title: Vice President of finance
Phone: (646) 638-1001
Research Institution
Scaling up quantum computers is proving difficult due to the need for a scalable precision pulse generating platform. This proposal shows a scalable system architecture that packs 96 high resolution channels of multiple electronic outputs, 1 high speed analog, 1 high speed shaped radio frequency pulse, and digital serializable outputs that are each synchronized precisely in each commonly available commercial chassis. Multiple chassis can be synchronized, allowing an order of magnitude increase in the size of quantum computers from the present state of the art. The phase 1 proposal is for the detailed design of hardware, firmware, and software for such an apparatus.

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