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Quantum computation in the analysis of hyperspectral data
Author(s): Richard B. Gomez; Debabrata Ghoshal; Anil Jayanna
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Paper Abstract

Recent research on the topic of quantum computation provides us with some quantum algorithms with higher efficiency and speedup compared to their classical counterparts. In this paper, it is our intent to provide the results of our investigation of several applications of such quantum algorithms - especially the Grover's Search algorithm - in the analysis of Hyperspectral Data. We found many parallels with Grover's method in existing data processing work that make use of classical spectral matching algorithms. Our efforts also included the study of several methods dealing with hyperspectral image analysis work where classical computation methods involving large data sets could be replaced with quantum computation methods. The crux of the problem in computation involving a hyperspectral image data cube is to convert the large amount of data in high dimensional space to real information. Currently, using the classical model, different time consuming methods and steps are necessary to analyze these data including: Animation, Minimum Noise Fraction Transform, Pixel Purity Index algorithm, N-dimensional scatter plot, Identification of Endmember spectra - are such steps. If a quantum model of computation involving hyperspectral image data can be developed and formalized - it is highly likely that information retrieval from hyperspectral image data cubes would be a much easier process and the final information content would be much more meaningful and timely. In this case, dimensionality would not be a curse, but a blessing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5436, Quantum Information and Computation II, (24 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543360
Show Author Affiliations
Richard B. Gomez, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Debabrata Ghoshal, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Anil Jayanna, George Mason Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5436:
Quantum Information and Computation II
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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