Rydberg Atom Electric Field Sensor: Enabling Novel Capabilities for Resilient Communications and Sensing


The Rydberg atom electric field sensor is an emerging quantum sensor technology with the potential to offer both robust electronic protection and support as well as novel measurement capabilities for resilient communications and sensing.

Rydberg atom electric field sensors are projected to enable novel capabilities for resilient communications and sensing. This quantum sensor is highly accurate and broadly tunable, and it has the potential for performing precision characterization of the vector and polarization of RF electric fields. Potential applications include interference mitigation, anti-spoofing support, and electromagnetic pulse protection. Additionally, the sensor could enable ultra-wideband electromagnetic spectrum situational awareness as well as novel remote and distributed sensing capabilities.

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