Research project

QUANDO Quantum Technologies for Defence with Application to Optronics (DFM.AD002.146)

Thematic area

Physical sciences and technologies of matter

Project area

Scienze e tecnologie quantistiche (DFM.AD002)

Structure responsible for the research project

National Institute of Optics (INO)

Project manager

Phone number: 05523081
Email: francescosaverio.cataliotti@INO.CNR.IT


Quantum sensors exploit non-classical phenomena, such as entanglement, to reach the fundamental measurement limits determined by the laws of physics. They promise to improve current sensor performance by orders of magnitude in terms of precision and accuracy for a wide class of physical quantities, such as magnetic, electric and gravitational fields, times, frequencies, temperatures and pressures. Defence capabilities could be revolutionised by the market availability of Quantum Sensors possibly leading to paradigmatic shifts in the design of future systems.The technological platforms considered for quantum sensors and their potential applications cover such a large spectrum of disciplines and expertise that only a team bringing together research organisations, technology developers, technology integrators, innovative small and medium companies can succeed in providing a complete overview of the state of the art and recognise the most promising Quantum Sensing Technologies (QST) for future take up. QUESTO (QUantum Enabled Sensing Technologies in Optronics) team is carefully structured to cover the entire value chain of innovation.

Start date of activity



Quantum Sensing Technologies, Defence applications

Last update: 01/12/2023