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Quantum Algorithms for Aerospace and Electronic Systems: Trends and Applications


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Werner Heisenberg’s (1901–1976) famous Uncertainty Relation (1927) characterizes the essence of quantum physics, which is shaping an ever-increasing number of real-world applications. While emerging quantum technologies for communication, sensing, or computing exploit quantum physical phenomena as such, quantum algorithms use the mathematical framework and numerical methods for dealing with “uncertainty”, which physicists have developed over the last 100 years, to fuse data with their various “uncertainties” for harvesting actionable information. On the other hand, quantum computers may become game changers for solving classical fusion problems. By briefly sketching examples from ongoing work at Fraunhofer FKIE, we wish to draw the attention of the of the engineering community designing Aerospace and Electronic Systems to the potential of quantum algorithms.