Deadlines
  • LOI: 06/11/2019
  • Proposal: 08/16/2019

Funding

  • Duration: 24 months

Scope

The U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) in partnership with the National Security Agency (NSA) is soliciting proposals for research in Trapped Ion Qubits. This BAA has three research goals:

  • substantially reduce noise levels detrimental to high fidelity gates in trapped ion systems and to improve the stability of these gates once achieved;
  • explore novel quantum information encoding schemes and/or entanglement generation schemes with trapped ion systems;
  • development of critical supporting technology required for successful highly stable high fidelity trapped ion systems.

The following research topics are not of interest to this BAA:

  1. Photonic interconnects between multiple trapped-ion modules
  2. Hybrid quantum systems e.g. trapped ion systems with superconducting qubits, mechanical devices etc.
  3. Quantum communication, networking, and key distribution

 

Contact Information

Questions of a technical nature or a programmatic nature shall be directed as specified below:
Technical Program Point of Contact (ARO):
Dr. T.R. Govindan
Army Research Office
Email Address: t.r.govindan.civ@mail.mil