Applied Communication Sciences Receives Edison Award for Quantum Communications Patent
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Applied Communication Sciences today announced that it will receive an Edison Patent Award for its breakthrough research that makes quantum communications practical and scalable in fiber optic networks while reducing infrastructure costs. Sponsored by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the honor is the company’s second Edison Award and will be presented November 8. As the former Telcordia Advanced Technology Solutions, Applied Communication Sciences previously received an Edison Award for its pioneering work in energy storage technology.
This year’s award is in the Emerging Technology category and recognizes the company’s “Distributable Quantum Relay Architecture” (U.S. Patent 8,103,172), which enables the use of widely distributed quantum relay or repeater stations along a fiber link or network to significantly increase the distance over which quantum communications can be established. This technology also reduces the number of lasers required, providing a major cost advantage for network operators.
Two of the inventors, Matthew Goodman and Robert Runser, have moved on to public service in government research. The other half of the team members, Thomas Chapuran and Nicholas Peters, continue their research at Applied Communication Sciences. The inventors will receive their award as a team at the Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on November 8 at the Liberty Science Center outside New York City. The ceremony will include an original film highlighting the patent and its inventors.
“For decades now, the Council has made it a priority to recognize the contributions of New Jersey researchers from academia, industry and government laboratories, and this year is in keeping with that tradition,” said Council President Anthony Cicatiello. “The individuals and inventors being honored are changing the world.”
“This is deep research at its finest,“ said Brent Greene, President and CEO at Applied Communication Sciences. “Exploiting quantum presents some of the most complex technical issues in our industry. This patent exemplifies the kind of technical brilliance that makes our company so distinct.”
More broadly, Applied Communication Sciences is an active participant in the international working group developing the first standards for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) systems as well as in a variety of international organizing committees for optics, optical communications, quantum information science and related technologies.
For more information about Applied Communication Sciences, visit www.appcomsci.com.
About Applied Communication Sciences
Applied Communication Sciences (formerly Telcordia Advanced Technology Solutions) delivers advanced research, consulting and engineering to enable government agencies, telecom carriers and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications and information technologies. Drawing on its Telcordia, Bellcore and Bell Labs heritage, Applied Communication Sciences excels at creating innovative technologies and services to solve the most difficult, complex information and communications problems. The company is headquartered in Piscataway, NJ. Visit Applied Communication Sciences at: www.appcomsci.com.
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