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Project: Quantum-Enabled Security and Privacy in Future Optical Communication Networks

Acronym: QuantPrivNet
Main Objective:
The emergence of practical quantum computers poses a significant threat to the most popular public key cryptographic schemes in current use. Quantum computers can be used to break asymmetric cryptography and, thus, make it possible to eavesdrop and tamper most communication that is protected with modern cryptographic protocols. This threat of quantum computers forces us to replace the vulnerable cryptographic protocols currently in use by millions of devices by protocols which are quantum immune.
This project will focus on the development of a quantum transceiver (which will be composed by a quantum transmitter and a quantum receiver) to provide to the upper communication layers secure and private keys. To achieve that goal the quantum transceiver will use quantum enable protocols, such as bit commitment, quantum oblivious key distribution, and quantum key distribution.
Reference: DL/57-FCT
Funding: FCT
Start Date: 01-01-2019
End Date: 31-12-2021
Team: Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva
Groups: Optical Communications Systems – Av
Partners: IT
Local Coordinator: Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva
Associated Publications