ACI Theses and Dissertations


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

Date of Award


Document Type

Doctoral Dissertation

USMA Research Unit Affiliation

Army Cyber Institute

Degree Type

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


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.

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