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Prof Jason Ralph – The Physics of Quantum Navigation
November 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Abstract: We consider how ultra-precise quantum sensors could be integrated with conventional classical navigation systems to improve performance. We present two examples, one where an accurate low-bandwidth sensor is used to calibrate inherent
biases in high-bandwidth inertial sensors, and one where quantum entanglement can be shown to provide a quantum advantage over classical calibration methods.
Jason Ralph received a BSc in Physics with Mathematics from the University of Southampton (UK) in 1989 and a DPhil degree from the University of Sussex (UK) in 1993. Between 1992 and 1996
he was employed as a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex (UK), the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy), and the University of Auckland (New Zealand). He worked for the UK Defence Evaluation and Research Agency between 1997 and 1999, a before taking up a Lecturer position in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at the University of Liverpool (UK). He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004, a Reader (Associate Professor) in 2007, and a Chair in 2013. He is a Professor and former Head of Department in Electrical Engineering and Electronics at the University of Liverpool. He has worked in quantum technology for nearly 30 years and in aerospace/avionics for just over twenty years. His research covers quantum measurement, nonlinear systems, guidance-navigation, sensor processing, novel imaging systems, and target tracking algorithms.
Professor Ralph is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (UK), a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK), a member of the Royal Institute of Navigation (UK)
and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.