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Capturing 3D Images From a Kilometer Away

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notarboca
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notarboca   7/28/2013 10:32:22 PM
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Also wouldn't be surprised if Naval Special Warfare Group is not out testing the long range version operationally.  A person camoflaged against a brushy background would stand out as a 3D image--happy hunting.

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AnandY   7/26/2013 5:59:08 AM
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The picture quality seems blur but then I guess is due to the fact that they don't work well with the human face, I think they ought to make the resolution better because it goes without saying that agencies like the CIA and FBI will adopt the technology. The environmental monitoring part is pretty fascinating since the natural calamities won't find us with our guards down.

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Ann R. Thryft   7/25/2013 5:57:15 PM
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The NSA probably developed it. They have incredibly deep pockets.

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   7/21/2013 11:44:24 PM
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You mention GoogleEarth- that's the thought that came to my mind, but in a slightly different way:  I always imagined that all the terrestrial imaging from space was simply the result of high-end optics and a huge MegaPixel array to capture detail from 100 miles high. (I actually don't have a clue how Google gets that resolution; I'm guessing) But this article seems to describe more of a scanning system than an optics system.  Seems like its more like RADAR than Photography.

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profgroove   7/19/2013 3:30:17 PM
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Re: "does not do well with the human face"

One can anamorphically 'paste' a 2d telescopically derived image (face etc.) onto the I.R. derived 3d object as Google Earth does with land features.

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etmax   7/19/2013 9:28:59 AM
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Hmm if it has mm resolution at a km what's it like from 5m? Does this mean we can spin someone or something on a stool and get an accurate 3D model? Could be great for engineering an conversion of something for 3D printing. I know there are solutions out there with cameras and lasers but I've not seen anything that was as good as a contact system

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Zippy   7/19/2013 8:56:52 AM
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Actually, I'd guess they already have it.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/18/2013 6:02:39 PM
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Wow, this could be extended to 10 km in a few years? I'll bet the CIA would like this technology.

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Rob Spiegel   7/18/2013 10:39:16 AM
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Since this technology does not do well with the human face, it may not be used for surveilance. I'm sure there will be countless other uses for it.

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