'Super' camera puts human eye to shame.

Author:Beidel, Eric
Position:Defense Technology Newswire - Brief article

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Duke University recently tested a camera that can read street signs and license plates from more than 270 yards away.


Developed under DARPA's Advanced Wide Field of View Architectures for Image Reconstruction and Exploitation (AWARE) program, the prototype is a 1-gigapixel imager made up of about 100 microcameras. Rut engineers already have published another design that improves upon it.

The 50-gigapixel camera that DARPA has in mind would be 2,000 times more powerful than current digital technology and would be able to see a vehicle's tag number from nearly a mile away. Until that system is developed, researchers are building a 10-gigapixel camera that will be able to...

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