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UQ and partners developing next generation aerospace computers

UQ and partners developing next generation aerospace computers

Image: Mechanical vibrations inside the computer chip will be used to perform computations.

A group of University of Queensland researchers, led by ARC Future Fellow, Professor Warwick Bowen, have joined with global technology corporation Lockheed Martin to develop next generation computers for aerospace applications.

Professor Bowen, Program and Node Manager of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems is confident that the partnership will help to develop new approaches to computer technology—with the potential for future commercial opportunities in the aerospace industry.

The project will utilise mechanical vibrations inside the computer chip to perform computations—an alternative approach to the current reliance on electric currents in modern computers.

“An expected further project outcome is the development of nanotechnologies that could have wide uses in sensing, health and communications,” said Professor Bowen. “The project could also improve heat management and energy efficiency in future computers.”

Media issued by The University of Queensland.

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