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REASE: REsilient computing Architecture in the Space quantum communication Era

Duration:
24 months (2023 - 2025)
Principal investigator(s):
Project type:
Nationally funded research - PRIN
Funding body:
MINISTERO (MINISTERO DELL'UNIVERSITA' E DELLA RICERCA)
Project identification number:
2022YEEB9Y
PoliTo role:
Coordinator

Abstract

The REASE project aims at developing innovative clustering technology able to significantly improve the performances and robustness of reconfigurable computation in space and in Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) systems. Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is a leading technology of Quantum Communication (QC) since it allows to realize a secrecy protocol, safe and resilient to any external attack. Recently, QKD transmitters have been successfully tested on CubeSat, enabling QCs for satellite. However, given the requested computation level, the hardware architecture capable to sustain a continuous data generation and transfer requires a multi-core system based on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) capable to implement a provably secure and reconfigurable QKD and fully exploit its potential. The final goal of the project is to develop and build an innovative architectural prototype, suitable for space satellite, integrating resilient reconfiguration capabilities, and validated with radiation beam campaigns.

People involved

Departments

Partners

  • ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO - Coordinator
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Keywords

ERC sectors

PE6_2 - Computer systems, parallel/distributed systems, sensor networks, embedded systems, cyber-physical systems
PE6_5 - Cryptology, security, privacy, quantum crypto
PE8_1 - Aerospace engineering

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 8. Incentivare una crescita economica duratura, inclusiva e sostenibile, un’occupazione piena e produttiva ed un lavoro dignitoso per tutti|Obiettivo 7. Assicurare a tutti l’accesso a sistemi di energia economici, affidabili, sostenibili e moderni

Budget

Total cost: € 369,712.00
Total contribution: € 248,032.00
PoliTo total cost: € 133,976.00
PoliTo contribution: € 91,908.00