On the Baltimore Light RailLink into the quantum future

TytułOn the Baltimore Light RailLink into the quantum future
Publication TypeJournal Article
Rok publikacjiSubmitted
AutorzyDomino K, Doucet E, Robertson R, Gardas B, Deffner S
JournalArXiV preprint
Date Published06/2024

In the current era of noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) technology, quantum devices present new avenues for addressing complex, real-world challenges including potentially NP-hard optimization problems. This work aims to showcase how the inherent noise in NISQ devices can be leveraged to solve such real-world problems effectively. Utilizing a D-Wave quantum annealer and IonQ's gate-based NISQ computers, we generate and analyze solutions for managing train traffic under stochastic disturbances. Our case study focuses on the Baltimore Light RailLink, which embodies the characteristics of both tramway and railway networks. We explore the feasibility of using NISQ technology to model the stochastic nature of disruptions in these transportation systems. Our research marks the inaugural application of both quantum computing paradigms to tramway and railway rescheduling, highlighting the potential of quantum noise as a beneficial resource in complex optimization scenarios.



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Data aktualizacji: 18/06/2024 - 09:17; autor zmian: Krzysztof Domino (kdomino@iitis.pl)