Our work

Positioning, navigation, and timing

Delivering the most advanced PNT solutions with quantum advantage

Address the number one strategic threat

We develop solutions that brings robustness to logistics, supply chains, and telecommunications networks powered by quantum technology that addresses the number one strategic threat.

GPS denial is widely recognized as the most significant vulnerability faced by allied nations. For example, a short five-day outage in the UK alone is estimated to cost nearly $7 Billion; a broader outage could jeopardize communications networks, oceanic shipping, and autonomous vehicles. GPS denial on the battlefield poses a major risk to friendly forces.

Deliver precise dead-reckoning navigation

Quantum-enabled PNT is the future of navigation. The unreliability of GPS in urban environments, high latitudes, subsurface settings, and contested battlefields mandates new approaches to navigation.

We have has partnered with Advanced Navigation, a world-leader in AI-enhanced inertial navigation systems, to offer our users an ultra-high performance quantum PNT system that opens a new frontier in navigation undersea, land, and outer space.

Protect networks with enhanced quantum clocks

Stable clocks are essential not only for GPS but for operating our telecommunications networks. We have pioneered software-level techniques that can improve clock stability and ultimately improve network resilience in the face of GPS disruptions.

Through patented techniques to improve the stability of passive frequency standards and phase-lock-loops using machine learning, we help you deploy software solutions that deliver enhanced clock performance without the need to change your hardware.

Real-world use cases

Autonomous quantum sensors in space exploration will be invaluable in leveraging extraterrestrial resources for permanent human bases on the Moon and Mars.
Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia
We used Qiskit Pulse and Q-CTRL’s Boulder Opal to run error-robust quantum gates on a five-qubit IBM Quantum Canary processor delivering better value for users
A rare opportunity for leading transport innovators and quantum computing experts to tackle complex transport network management and congestion problems.
Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Roads
Collaboration between experimentalists at University of Sydney and quantum control engineers at Q-CTRL breakthrough result published in Physical Review Letters
Dr. Cornelius Hempel
Chalmers University researchers implemented a logical building block for quantum computing that would otherwise have been impossible using standard methods. 
Marina Kudra, PhD student at Chalmers
Q-CTRL’s work has the potential to significantly improve algorithmic performance and hardware stability in quantum processors.
Alex Hill, Rigetti
The breadth and flexibility of Boulder Opal allowed us to create our own optimization scenario and obtain pulses robust to the five most relevant experimental noise sources at the same time! This will be crucial in the development of atomic interferometers to detect dark matter and gravitational waves at currently unexplored frequencies.
Zilin Chen, Postdoc at Northwestern University
We wanted to challenge Fire Opal’s capabilities by running a quite complex, unoptimized circuit. The results were extremely promising. The only comparable results we’ve seen have come from hardware that is currently too expensive to run extensive tests on.
Dr. Valtteri Lahtinen, Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder at Quanscient

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