1.8 gigapixel camera, but for the Army only

The guys at DARPA have developed a neat camera for ground surveillance of the battlefield: The ARGUS-IS (Autonomous Realtime Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance – Imaging System). This is a digital camera that can be strapped under a helicopter at a 15,000 feet altitude and provides an amazing view. Actually, not all the data (1.8 giga-pixels by 15 frames/s) is streamed down to HQ, but up to 65 independent video windows are tracked simultaneously.

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ARGUS-IS

Source: Engadget.

1 comment for “1.8 gigapixel camera, but for the Army only

  1. January 8, 2010 at 20:24

    WOW and they said that digital wouldn’t out do optical ….. amazing advancement from the first digital cameras.

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