Quantum Image Processing Toolkit

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$747,870.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F30602-03-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number:
021IF-2382
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORP.
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
197187602
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Beach
Director of Technology
(734) 668-2567
gbeach@cybernet.com
Business Contact:
Charles Cohen
Vice President, R&D
(734) 668-2566
proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Moore's law states that computing performance doubles every 18 months. While this has held true for 40 years, it is widely believed that this will soon come to an end. Increases in performance coincide with decreases in scale on the computer platform. Dueto the small scale of computer components, both interference effects are starting to play a role in the development of new components. This implies that there is also a limit to how fast a classical computer can become. Quantum computation offers apotential solution to the eventual failure of Moore's law. Quantum computers are not constrained by the size issue related to classical computers. Researchers have already shown that efficient quantum algorithms exist and can perform some calculationssignificantly faster than classical computers. Quantum computers require very different algorithms than classical computers, so the challenge of quantum computation is to develop efficient quantum algorithms. Cybernet proposes to create a quantum imageprocessing toolkit that will serve as the foundation of quantum systems that perform important, low-level functions within the military (such as target tracking, video based navigation, etc.).

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