Quantum Key Distribution by Drone

Z. Wang, Z. Guo, G. Mogos*, Z. Gao

*Corresponding author for this work

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A cryptographic communication system is secure from a practical point of view if the encryption scheme can be broken after X years, where X is determined by security needs and existing technology. Quantum cryptography does not offer a complete solution for all cryptographic problems: Secure keys, encryption algorithms based on them, message authentication and finding ways to detect / prevent interception; but it can be seen as a complement to standard symmetric cryptographic systems. This paper presents the implementation of the BB84 quantum key distribution protocol on mobile systems - Amov-lab's Z410 drone with T-engine 2216 - and tracks the error rate obtained in flight conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012080
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2021
Event2021 5th International Conference on Electrical, Automation and Mechanical Engineering, EAME 2021 - Guangzhou, Virtual, China
Duration: 17 Sept 202118 Sept 2021


  • BB84 protocol
  • Drone
  • Qubit

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