ACI Theses and Dissertations


Conceptual Modeling of a Quantum Key Distribution Simulation Framework Using the Discrete Event System Specification

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Army Cyber Institute

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Doctoral Dissertation

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Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is a revolutionary security technology that exploits the laws of quantum mechanics to achieve information-theoretical secure key exchange. QKD is suitable for use in applications that require high security such as those found in certain commercial, governmental, and military domains. As QKD is a new technology, there is a need to develop a robust quantum communication modeling and simulation framework to support the analysis of QKD systems.