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Title: Quantum systems engineering: a structured approach to accelerating the development of a quantum technology industry
Authors: Everitt, Mark J.
Henshaw, Michael
Dwyer, Vincent M.
Keywords: Quantum
Design for
Systems integration
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Citation: EVERITT, M.J., HENSHAW, M. and DWYER, V.M., 2016. Quantum systems engineering: a structured approach to accelerating the development of a quantum technology industry. IN: Ferrari, M., Dorosz, D. and Marciniak, M. (eds). 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) 2016, Trento, Italy, 10th July 2016 - 14th July 2016, doi: 10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550613
Abstract: The exciting possibilities in the field of new quantum technologies extend far beyond the well-reported application of quantum computing. Precision timing, gravity sensors and imagers, cryptography, navigation, metrology, energy harvesting and recovery, biomedical sensors and imagers, and real-time optimisers all indicate the potential for quantum technologies to provide the basis of a technological revolution. From the field of Systems Engineering emerges a focused strategy for the development cycle, enabling the existence of hugely complex products. It is through the adoption of systems thinking that the semiconductor industry has achieved massive industrial and economic impact. Quantum technologies rely on delicate, non-local and/or entangled degrees of freedom — leading to great potential, but also posing new challenges to the development of products and industries. We discuss some of the challenges and opportunities regarding the implementation of Systems Engineering and systems thinking into the quantum technologies space.
Description: This is a conference paper is an invited contribution to the 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2016 (topic: quantum photonics). © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550613
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22352
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550613
ISBN: 9781509014675
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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