posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 11:09 PM
Originally posted by alfa1
Originally posted by Clairaudience
Funny that the very video in this thread proves you wrong. Again, 1.8 billion mega-pixel camera system... thats far more than the public could ever
imagine to be able to buy in the next 50 years.
No, actually it proves me right.
DARPA was reportedly in a hurry, and also wanted to keep costs down, so Antoniades opened up a smartphone and pulled out the five-megapixel camera
sensor, saying ARGUS uses 368 of those sensors.
"Unlike a Predator, which has a camera that limits the field of view, ARGUS-IS melds together video from each of its 368 chips, to create a 1.8
billion-pixel video stream."
They're using todays technology.
1.8 billion pixels is a million times smaller than 1.8 billion megapixels.
368 million chips, so the chips alone are at least half a billion dollars. That's 36,800 square meters of sensor area. About 5 US football fields
of flying sensor, without any lenses/overhead.
edit on 29-1-2013 by mbkennel because: (no reason given)