ACI Journal Articles

Title

Implications of Quantum Information Processing On Military Operations

USMA Research Unit Affiliation

Army Cyber Institute

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-29-2015

Abstract

This paper discusses the benefits and drawbacks of quantum computing and quantum cryptography, subsets of the field of Quantum Information Processing (QIP). This field uses quantum mechanics for information processing rather than classical mechanics and portends game-changing implications to technologies long-relied on by military organizations, including computing, communication, and cryptographic systems. Quantum information processing may provide advantageous to Army operations in two areas: massive parallel processing and secure key distribution.

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