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Darpa's Smart, Flat Camera Is Packed With Beady Eyes

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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 08:01 AM
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Darpa's Smart, Flat Camera Is Packed With Beady Eyes


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Troops and unmanned aircraft could be the first to benefit from a new smart, ultra-slim camera technology which combines the images from many low-resolution sensors to create a high-resolution picture. Known as Panoptes, it promises lightweight, flat cameras with the power of a big lens in a device just five millimeters thick. It’s being developed by Marc Christensen, a professor at Southern Methodist University, with funding from Darpa. Planned applications include sensors for miniature drones
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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 08:01 AM
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According to the article this is a new technology. So what current surveillance drones are using should be something different. What seems to make this something specile is the size of the sensors, they are very thin. That will enable them to be place on the surface of almost anything that is desired. It will be interesting to hear how this end up being use.

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