Space-Based Quantum Networking at JPL

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Space-Based Quantum Networking at JPL

IQC Special Seminar Featuring Dr. Makan Mohageg, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

JPL has been at the forefront of space-based quantum technologies. Cold Atom Lab is the first orbital experiment exploring the dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates in micro-gravity. Deep Space Atomic Clock demonstrated that a trapped-Hg+ clock in space provides timing precision and accuracy required for improved spacecraft autonomous navigation. JPL efforts in space-based quantum communication and networking leverage these past missions as well as JPL’s legacy projects in deep-space lasercom. In this presentation, I will present a broad overview of the past, present, and future of JPL’s space quantum technology missions.

Bio: Dr. Makan Mohageg is the manager of the Optical & Quantum System Engineering group at JPL. He is the project manager for multiple classical and quantum technology programs, supporting fundamental R&D, quantum ground systems, and spacecraft quantum instruments.

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