Two quantum specialists at Booz Allen Hamilton have listed computing, sensing and communications as possible applications of the emerging computing technology.
Jordan Kenyon, a Booz Allen senior lead scientist, and JD Dulny, firmwide lead for quantum information sciences, wrote in a Nextgov guest piece published Thursday the quantum information sciences discipline offers multiple approaches to process information within the three aforementioned technology clusters.
They noted that quantum machines have the potential to accelerate computation processes that could support real-world operations such as financial portfolio management, fraud detection and chemical simulation.
In the sensing tech area, a quantum sensor works to facilitate precision measurements in equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging scanners and atomics clocks, according to Kenyon and Dulny.
The two Booz Allen professionals added that quantum communications technology has potential uses in interference detection when applied in conjunction with data sharing and protection tools.
Kenyon and Dulny said government measures such as the National Quantum Initiative Act aim to position the U.S. for national security and economic development in the quantum era.
“The NQI Supplement to the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget shows that the United States is well on its way to meeting its goal to double its QIS R&D budgets by 2022 from its baseline of $435 million in 2020,” they noted.