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 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

This groundbreaking application of autonomous quantum sensors in space exploration will be invaluable in leveraging extraterrestrial resources to establish permanent human bases on the Moon, Mars and beyond.
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. These results show just how powerful pulse-level control can be for programming a quantum computer over the cloud.
This was a rare opportunity for some of our leading transport innovators and quantum computing experts to come together to tackle complex transport network management and congestion problems.
Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Roads
The team at Q-CTRL was able to rapidly develop a professionally engineered machine learning solution that allowed us to make sense from our data and gain real insights into how to improve our hardware.
Dr. Cornelius Hempel
It was really easy to go from code to experiments. I started from the relevant notebook in the documentation, followed the steps, adapted when necessary, and it simply worked! We’re now using Q-CTRL pulses that allow us to cut the time of our gates by eight times.
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

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