Quantum Engineering

Turning Science Fiction Into Real-World Solutions

Quantum holds the keys to disruptive and innovative leaps in future products and applications; including truly secure communications, faster computer processing and enhanced signal detection. Our engineers are creating quantum technology that gives our customers the edge, on Earth and in Space.

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we’re turning science fiction into quantum-engineered solutions by investing in quantum technology, expanding our laboratory, growing our workforce, and collaborating with partners and academia to lead the way in quantum breakthroughs.

The Advantages of Quantum

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Communications & Networking

What is it?

Using single and entangled states of photons to encode and transmit information.                                                                                                                                                                

Why is that important?

Communications and networks using quantum entanglement add security, improve sensitivity to detect network intruders, extend signal range, and increase resistance to signal interference and noise.

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What is it?

Using quantum states of light and matter to perform ultra-sensitive measurements of electromagnetic fields, inertial displacement, acceleration, and time.

Why is that important?

Quantum sensing will enable next-generation applications such as GPS-independent PNT, noise suppression, enhanced optical and RF sensing, and improved detection and location of targets.

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What is it?

Using quantum bits — such as single photons, metastable spin states in atoms and ions, and magnetic field states in superconducting current loops — to build quantum gates, and other computational structures that take advantage of superposition and entanglement.

Why is that important?

Quantum computing holds the potential to dramatically speed up processing and provide solutions to classes of complex problems that are currently beyond the capabilities of classical computers. This can include real-time spectrum management in large-scale, dynamic, heterogeneous networks, real-time broadband signal analysis, material and pharmaceutical design, and real-time prediction of weather, market behavior, and trends.

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What is it?

Using un-cloneable single and entangled states of photons to symmetrically generate and distribute physically secure keys to use in encrypting information via a one-time-pad algorithm.

Why is that important?

Quantum cryptography will enable ways to protect sensitive information from eavesdropping and the full power of quantum computers, which may in time be able to break current authentication and encryption protocols.


Quantum is what we do.

Our quantum researchers are paving the way for new discoveries and quantum breakthroughs. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you communicate faster and more securely.

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