NASA Quantum Pathways Institute Award

Quantum Sensing in Outer Space: New NASA-funded research will build next-gen tech to better measure climate.

March 17, 2023

The new Space Technology Research Institute (STRI) will leverage teams led by U.S. universities to create multidisciplinary research and technology development programs critical to NASA's future. The institute will work to further advance the physics underlying quantum sensors, design how these sensors could be built for space missions and understand how mission design and systems engineering would need to adapt to accommodate this new technology.


Partners on the institute include University of Colorado Boulder; University of California, Santa Barbara; California Institute of Technology; and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.