Quantum communications in the maritime environment uri icon


  • © 2015 MTS.In this paper we describe research relating to the potential use of quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols for secure underwater communications. We briefly summarize the BB84 QKD protocol, its implementation and use in free-space applications, and then describe recent theoretical considerations of its use in the maritime domain. We also consider alternatives to QKD that offer security and bandwidth utilization advantages when applicable.

Publication date

  • February 8, 2016