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Army Scientists Create Innovative Quantum Sensor


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The quantum sensor.

U.S. Army researchers have developed a quantum sensor that could give soldiers a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency spectrum.

Credit: U.S. Army

Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory have developed a quantum sensor that could give soldiers a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency spectrum, from 0 to 100 GHz.

An analysis of the Rydberg atom-based sensor's sensitivity to oscillating electric fields found it could reliably deterct a wide range of frequencies—from 0 to 1012 Hertz.

Said the U.S. Army's David Meyer, "This result is an important step in determining how this system could be used in the field."

The work supports the Army’s modernization priorities in next-generation computer networks and assured position, navigation, and timing.

From U.S. Army
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