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Quantum computation of the electromagnetic cross section of dielectric targets
Author(s): Marco Lanzagorta; Jeffrey Uhlmann; Oliverio Jitrik; Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca; Seth Wiesman
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Paper Abstract

The Radar Cross Section (RCS) is a crucial element for assessing target visibility and target characterization, and it depends not only on the target’s geometry but also on its composition. However, the calculation of the RCS is a challenging task due to the mathematical description of electromagnetic phenomena as well as the computational resources needed. In this paper, we will introduce two ideas for the use of quantum information processing techniques to calculate the RCS of dielectric targets. The first is to use toolboxes of quantum functions to determine the geometric component of the RCS. The second idea is to use quantum walks, expressed in terms of scattering processes, to model radar absorbing materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9829, Radar Sensor Technology XX, 98291I (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224078
Show Author Affiliations
Marco Lanzagorta, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey Uhlmann, Univ. of Missouri (United States)
Oliverio Jitrik, The Ranken Institute (Mexico)
Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
Seth Wiesman, Univ. of Missouri (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9829:
Radar Sensor Technology XX
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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