The AMADEUS consortium brings together 8 partner organisations from 3 countries: France, Germany, Belgium.

The consortium brings together all the necessary scientific and technical background, innovation capacities, skills and expertise in the field of High-Performance Computing and Quantum Technology.

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Thales provides appropriate decision-making systems in order to allow taking the appropriate application decision with accurate knowledge of the situation. TRT, the corporate research laboratory, has coordinated numerous EC projects and has pioneered the concept of an NV spectrum analyser.

Contributions to the AMADEUS project :

TRT is the project coordinator and the WP leader for market uptake. It will extend the use of the NV spectrum analyser to most of the radio frequency spectrum above a few tens of GHz. Together with TDMS, it will develop a compact device able to work in the field and combine it with a radio-frequency (RF) chain detection in order to detect real RF communication signals thus reaching TRL 6-7.

Diatope has been established as a company dedicated to the development of engineered NV diamond for quantum technologies. DIA possesses deep knowledge of NV centre physics, diamond synthesis and defect fabrication. Novel diamond analysis techniques using the NV centre as a sensing probe, enable DIA to tailor improved diamond chips with NV centre configuration optimised for quantum sensing, imaging and computing devices. In-house developed diamond material will be made accessible to the AMADEUS partners within the project.

Contributions to the AMADEUS project :

DIA will mainly work within WP1 dedicated to the production of diamond material for sensing applications and the development of relevant technology in order to reliably produce NV centre containing diamond plates, forming the basis for the subsequent WP’s.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF is one of the world’s leading research institutions in the fields of III-V semiconductors and synthetic diamond. Based on these materials, Fraunhofer IAF develops components for future-oriented technologies, such as electronic circuits for innovative communication and mobility solutions, laser systems for real-time spectroscopy, novel hardware components for quantum computing as well as quantum sensors for industrial applications. With its research and development, the Freiburg research institute covers the entire value chain – from materials research, design and processing to modules, systems and demonstrators.

Contributions to the AMADEUS project :

The technical contribution of Fraunhofer IAF to AMADEUS is the development of ultra-pure, isotopically enriched diamond as well as NV-doped diamond, which will be provided to the partners of the consortium. Technological developments for highest sensor performance are one of the main objectives to realize a wide-field imager for electronic circuit analysis.

IMEC is a world leading centre in micro and nanoelectronics, providing benchmarking with contemporary technologies. It provides links to largest semiconductor and microelectronics companies.

Contributions to the AMADEUS project :

IMEC will lead a work package dedicated to developing core components for quantum sensors. It will develop a magnetometer ruggedised for operation in spatial conditions.

TDMS is a business unit of Thales dedicated to radar and RF communications.

Contributions to the AMADEUS project :

TDMS, together with TRT, will develop a compact device able to work in the field and combine it with a RF chain detection in order to detect real RF communication signals thus reaching TRL 6-7.

USTUTT: research of 3rd Physics Institute of the University of Stuttgart under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Jörg Wrachtrup focuses on the studies of quantum information processing and quantum metrology. The 3rd Physics Institute takes on a global pioneering role in NV research since many years.

Contributions to the AMADEUS project :

USTUTT will develop gradiometer setup and a methodology to record magnetic fields over an unlimited magnetic field range. This includes hardware and software development.

SQUTEC is a start-up company that spun off from the University of Stuttgart in 2018 and works on quantum sensor prototypes and the development of MEGs for the medical device industry.

Contributions to the AMADEUS project :

SQUTEC will develop an integrated portable endoscope with pT sensitivity for usage outside of a lab. It will contribute with knowledge of prototype development and field testing.

Bosch corporate research possess a large experience in the miniaturisation of sensors and has also proven this competence in the last 5 years in the field of quantum sensors. With Bosch’s early entry in the research of NVbased, miniaturised quantum sensors, Bosch became one of the companies, which is currently leading the way in this field.

Contributions to the AMADEUS project :

Bosch leads WP3 system integration and is fabricating components to assemble a sensor system for magnetic field gradiometry. In AMADEUS, Bosch is developing such a system for the first time with a target TRL7. This will allow a demonstration of a high sensitivity magnetic gradiometer in an operational environment and can demonstrate the common mode suppression of such a gradiometer system for the first time.