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Quside Is A Finalist In EUSPA’s MyEuspace Competition

WITHIN THE “DIVE IN QUANTUM” CATEGORY AND WITH QUSIDE’S RIGOROUS SOLUTION WHICH DEVELOPS RANDOMNESS-INTENSIVE ALGORITHMS FOR NEAR REAL-TIME ROUTE OPTIMIZATION, QUSIDE HAS BEEN SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE CONTEST.

Barcelona, April 11th, 2022

Integrating quantum technologies with the Galileo and Copernicus EU space programs.

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) has selected Quside to submit a final proposal in the myEUspace competition within the “Dive in Quantum” category.

Participants in this category are challenged to develop innovative solutions that apply quantum technologies (such as computing, sensing, simulation, encryption, etc.) and provide a tool that apply this innovative in space, taking advantage of the Galileo and/or Copernicus space programs.

RIGOROUS: Quside’s solution for stochastic route optimization using Galileo and Copernicus constellations.

Quside has presented RIGOROUSLogo Rigorous (Randomness-Intensive algorithms for near-real-time route optimization), a solution in which the company leverages its expertise in randomness acceleration to develop randomness-intensive algorithms for route optimization.

With the data recovered from the Galileo and Copernicus EU programs, the stochastic solver is exposed to the end-user through a standard API interface. In this way, any GNSS-enabled device (from aircraft carriers to unmanned vehicles, whether ground or air) can use the RIGOROUS optimizer to retrieve real-time information about their environment and be able to update their route instantly.

Scheme 1 vertical
  1. Gathering real-time target position from Galileo’s constellation.
  2. Gathering near-real-time environmental conditions from Copernicus.
  3. Gather high-speed, high-quality random numbers from Quside’s QRNG
  4. Run the stochastic optimisation algorithms on the cluster
  5. Propose an optimal route for the target.
  6. Back to step 1, to provide continuous feedback.

About EUSPA: EUSPA is the European Union’s operational agency for the Space Programme. It takes a user-oriented approach to promoting sustainable growth and improving the security of the European Union.

Quside builds quantum technologies for more secure connectivity and advanced computing. A spin-off of ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences – in Barcelona, Spain, Quside has a heritage of more than 10 years in the development and research of quantum technologies and is commercializing innovative quantum random number generators and other hardware solutions. Quside is an active member of the European quantum community and the Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC), as well as a key contributor to a variety of projects for the European Commission (Qrange and Civiq projects for the Quantum Flagship programme) and national efforts (Clave, Caramuel, QuSpin).

José Ramon Martínez

José Ramon Martínez

Leader of the computing activities

He got his BSc Degree in Physics at the UCM (Madrid); MSc in Photonics by the UPC-UB-UAB (Barcelona); and his PhD from ICFO, where he worked at the Nanophotonics Theory Group. His research focused on Computational Physics in nanophotonic systems, publishing 10+ articles in high-profile journals and developed various advanced high-performance computing system.

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