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Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
How can quantum sensing technologies be developed and leveraged by the NIC to improve operational capabilities in the realms of situational awareness, threat detection, and decision-making, amongst others?
This research topic investigates the development and integration of quantum sensing technologies into national security applications. This topic explores paths to a range of quantum sensor prototypes, commencing with conceptual models, that can potentially meet Australia’s national security needs. The operational range may be taken to be between 1 meter and 200 meters. This research may have applications across domains including intelligence collection, operations, surveillance, and counterintelligence.
A literature Review followed by conceptual or experimental quantum sensor development, secure communication and data processing protocols/development, testing and evaluation, cybersecurity and resilience safeguarding.
Relevance to the Intelligence Community:
Quantum sensing technologies may offer significant improvements in sensitivity and accuracy over classical sensors, potentially enabling improved situational awareness, threat detection, object-tracking, navigation and mapping, technical surveillance and detection, and leading to more informed decision-making – all of which will support the NIC to mitigate against criminal, terrorist and state-actor threats.
Key Words: quantum, superposition, entanglement, plasmonics, qubit.