Satellite Quantum Modelling & Analysis Software : Version 1.1 : Documentation

Sidhu, J. S. and Brougham, T. and McArthur, D. and Pousa, R. G. and Oi, D. K. L. (2021) Satellite Quantum Modelling & Analysis Software : Version 1.1 : Documentation. Other., Ithaca, N.Y..

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Documentation for version 1.1 of the open-source software SatQuMA: Satellite Quantum Modelling & Analysis. We provide a numerical key rate analysis, which determines the amount of expected key generation in satellite-based quantum key distribution protocols. This key length analysis will help develop an intuition on the effects of different operational scenarios on the key rate and inform the development of source and receiver systems. This numerical toolkit will provide a guide to future satellite missions.