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Conference Proceeding


Recent increasing interest in quantum computers has spurred research into practical engineering applications for quantum algorithms. One potential application is process control. The unique quantum phenomena involved with quantum computing brings up interesting considerations for control. This work focuses on non-determinism, first through a motivating simulation utilizing a continuous stirred-tank reactor. Following this, two methods of potentially ensuring system stability in the presence of non-determinism are discussed. The first involves including an additional gate to the modified Grover’s algorithm presented in our previous work, which is designed to prevent a qubit state corresponding to an undesired control input from being measured. The second method involves defining an inner region where, if the state leaves the region, a classical stabilizing controller is activated to drive the state back inside the region.


Controls and Control Theory | Process Control and Systems


Deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International license ( To be published by IFAC-PapersOnLine (Proceedings of the 12th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes [ADCHEM 2024], Toronto, Canada, July 14-17, 2024). No changes were made to this paper from the accepted version.