Quantum Communication, Sensing and Measurement in Spacestudy page
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June 25-29, 2012
Approaching the ultimate quantum-mechanics-limited sensitivities in space communication and sensing (remote or in-situ) holds the potential to significantly improve our scientific capabilities in future space missions. Examples are higher information capacity in communications, higher resolution and sensitivity in range and range-rate estimation, higher phase-estimation sensitivity in optical interferometry, higher resolution in imaging (including spectroscopy and metrology), and higher probability of object detection in active remote sensing.
The technical objectives of our proposed study program are to:
Our goal is to have formulated several promising concepts by the end of this study, which can then be matured into viable space-technology concepts during the possible follow-on program.
Study Co-Lead Keith Schwab from Caltech.
Study Co-Lead Baris Erkmen from JPL.
Study Co-Lead Jeffrey Shapiro from MIT.