QuantLR is one of the five startups that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has chosen to work with its engineers and experts to create products with the company. Israeli international company IAI develops, manufactures and maintains various military products in the field of air, land and naval forces.
The QuantLR website explains that is main focus is making the worldwide deployment of Quantum Key Distribution a reality. Their approach is to maintain the ultimately secure level of security , but to provide use solutions at a much lower cost.
QuantLR information explains it approached this problem bottom up. Unlike our competition we do not use specially designed expensive hardware components. Instead the company is using off-the-shelf existing components used for fiber communications today to achieve major cost saving by lowering the hardware bill-of-material cost of QKD enabled products.”
The 13-week accelerator track scheduled to open November 1 will be the first of its kind in which startups will work with IAI’s top tech experts to co-create a minimum viable product. QuantLR will join IAI/ELTA Group experts in a quantum sensing project; Scopoli is to work with IAI’s Systems, Missile and Space Group will co-develop a solution for tracking people and objects in complex terrains; Aigent-tech will work with IAI/ELTA on AI for land applications; DST will collaborate with IAI’s Aviation Group in the creation of a real-time monitoring system; and Fvmat will develop aircraft landing gear with the help of the engineers of the Aviation and Military Aircraft Group.
The five startups selected by IAI are are QuantLR, Aigent-Tech, DST, Scopoli, and FVMat. Their work will focus on sensors for tracking people and objects, AI, monitoring systems, and landing gear, among other technologies. Based on the scope of the selected companies it is clear that the investments will be focused on the development and integration in military engineering of materials of different densities, navigation technologies and autonomous modes of operation, quantum encryption and data transmission, surveillance and intelligence real-time, and tracking objects and targets.