Title: An Investigation of Analog Electrical Circuits by Mirroring Other Known Harnessable Physical Phenomena(e.g.,the Neuro-Biological, the Optical, and the Quantum Mechanical) to Process Signals At Efficiencies Unachievable and/or Impossible in Digital Computing
Dr. Hasler, Advisor
Dr. Yoder, Chair
The objective of the proposed research is to explores the grounds for physical supremacy by investigation and demonstration. Three approaches are planned: (1) Comparison of Digital and Analog systems with equivalent functionality investigation, (2) mirroring one harnessable physical phenomenon with another, (3) development and benchmarking of physical algorithms. Harnessable physical phenomenon include analog circuits, neuormorphics, optics, and quantum mechanics. Advantages of physical computing include increased energy efficiency, less matter (material resources such as IC area) per computation, and improved algorithm performance.