Drone-Based Quantum Key Distribution

Samantha Isaac, Andrew Conrad, Alex Hill, Kyle Herndon, Brian Wilens, Dalton Chaffee, Daniel Sanchez-Rosales, Roderick Cochran, Daniel Gauthier, Paul Kwiat

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Current QKD protocols are limited to wired point to point key exchange. Utilizing drones, we work to establish free space quantum channels. Here, we report the progress of the tracking system used on the drones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580767
StatePublished - May 2020
Event2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 10 2020May 15 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
ISSN (Print)1092-8081


Conference2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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