Optimal Entanglement Distribution using Satellite Based Quantum Networks

Nitish K. Panigrahy, Prajit Dhara, Don Towsley, Saikat Guha, Leandros Tassiulas

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Abstract

Recent technological advancements in satellite based quantum communication has made it a promising technology for realizing global scale quantum networks. Due to better loss distance scaling compared to ground based fiber communication, satellite quantum communication can distribute high quality quantum entanglements among ground stations that are geographically separated at very long distances. This work focuses on optimal distribution of bipartite entanglements to a set of pair of ground stations using a constellation of orbiting satellites. In particular, we characterize the optimal satellite-to-ground station transmission scheduling policy with respect to the aggregate entanglement distribution rate subject to various resource constraints at the satellites and ground stations. We cast the optimal transmission scheduling problem as an integer linear programming problem and solve it efficiently for some specific scenarios. Our framework can also be used as a benchmark tool to measure the performance of other potential transmission scheduling policies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINFOCOM WKSHPS 2022 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665409261
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: May 2 2022May 5 2022

Publication series

NameINFOCOM WKSHPS 2022 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period5/2/225/5/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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