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 publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2020
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580767
StatePublished - May 2020
EventCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2020 - Washington, United States
Duration: May 10 2020May 15 2020

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F181-CLEO-AT 2020
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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