(July 22, 2022) The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is launching a new program on Entangled Logical Qubits (ELQ). It is a four-year program scheduled to start in the spring of 2023. By the end of the program, each performer team is to demonstrate the teleportation of four logical cardinal states with an average success rate of at least 95%. With future scalability in mind, ELQ requires that the hardware and protocols satisfy a consistency with modularity. The protocols culminating in logical entanglement must also maintain fault tolerance, a key property that keeps errors local and correctable. ELQ’s ambitious goals and performance targets require developing highly complex systems, protocols, and other infrastructure to enable exquisite control and operation of quantum-mechanical hardware.
More information about ELQ is available at https://www.iarpa.gov/research-programs/elq.