The Australian Army is calling for submissions to Quantum Technology Challenge 2022 (QTC22). 

The challenge is designed for teams of Australia’s top quantum scientists and engineers to compete against one another and solve critical Army problems by delivering cutting-edge technologies. Each team will go through a selection process. Successful teams will be awarded seed funding and have six months to develop their solutions before presenting to an expert panel of Defence and industry on Army Demonstration Day -11 August  2022.

Challenge Themes

  • Locating electromagnetic emitters in the battlespace: Can quantum sensors detect, locate and identify electromagnetic emitters with greater precision, range and bandwidth, whilst reducing (or at least not increasing) detector size, weight and power?
  • Identifying threats and critical information in signals and images: Can quantum computers identify and classify features in signals and images more precisely and efficiently?
  • Securing our communications against quantum computers: Can post-quantum cryptography be practically employed to secure communications from the growing threat of quantum computers?

Top-ranked teams will be invited to submit proposals for the further development and evaluation of their solution over the subsequent 1-2 years.

For More Information

QTC22 is the second iteration of the new annual series of Quantum Technology Challenges (see the QTC21 problems and solutions, and the video of the QTC21 Demonstration Day).

Application

Proposals should be submitted via AusTender website by 22 November 12:00pm (AEST) 2021.

 

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