Network emulators play an important role in testing network systems, applications, and protocols. Emulators bridge the gap between simulation setups that lack realism in results and real-world trials that are accurate but often expensive, non-reproducible, and uncontrollable. This article presents an extended model of the Quantum Key Distribution Network Simulation Module (QKDNetSim) with a model catalog of QKD components and functionalities. We explore emulations of point-to-point connections in QKD networks and the interaction of essential components within QKD nodes. The presented tool will undoubtedly spur future development and teaching, and it is critical for testing novel applications and protocols applied to QKD networks.

Emulation of Quantum Key Distribution Networks

Fazio, Peppino;Voznak, Miroslav
2024-01-01

Abstract

Network emulators play an important role in testing network systems, applications, and protocols. Emulators bridge the gap between simulation setups that lack realism in results and real-world trials that are accurate but often expensive, non-reproducible, and uncontrollable. This article presents an extended model of the Quantum Key Distribution Network Simulation Module (QKDNetSim) with a model catalog of QKD components and functionalities. We explore emulations of point-to-point connections in QKD networks and the interaction of essential components within QKD nodes. The presented tool will undoubtedly spur future development and teaching, and it is critical for testing novel applications and protocols applied to QKD networks.
2024
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