Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Project: QuantSat-PT -- Portuguese Quantum Communications Cube-Satellite: Development of the Quantum Payload and Preliminary Design of the Space Segment

Acronym: QuantSat-PT
Main Objective:
The goals of project QuantSat-PT are to develop a quantum payload for space-earth quantum key distribution in 2U, to test the quantum payload on earth over a distance of several kilometres and to develop the preliminary design of the space segment.
Reference: UIDB/50008/2020
Funding: FCT
Start Date: 01-12-2020
End Date: 30-11-2022
Team: Manfred Niehus, Rui Manuel Rodrigues Rocha, Carlos Antonio Cardoso Fernandes, Paulo Sergio de Brito Andre, João Paulo Lopes Monteiro, José Jesus, Emmanuel Zambrini Cruzeiro
Groups: Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies - Lx, Network Architectures and Protocols – Lx, Antennas and Propagation – Lx, Optical Communication Systems and Networking – Lx
Partners: Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna, Lusospace
Local Coordinator: Manfred Niehus
Associated Publications