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Cabe Atwell
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Re: An impressive step forward
Cabe Atwell   1/20/2014 6:00:06 PM
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Seeing in the dark... no place is safe from eyes!

Debera Harward
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Re: An impressive step forward
Debera Harward   1/7/2014 9:53:34 AM
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Thanks Cabe, for such an informative post . I read somewhere that 3d images in the dark produces results of a quality that a conventional imaging system would require 900 times the light to creat it .

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Re: Game Changer
William K.   1/6/2014 1:35:56 PM
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Toolman, the military uses a number of different technologies, and some of them seem to be that old. Those systems that served well seem to stick around for a long time, not at all like consumer stuff.  Newer systems are faster and cheaper and use less battery power, and all of them continue to be really amazing. My criticism is that they cost to much for me to have one as a personal toy. And they are probably not legal for game hunting in the dark, although they would make hunting a lot safer, since one could see the target quite clearly. 

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Tool_maker   1/6/2014 11:00:37 AM
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  Thank you for the clarification. I should have picked up on that because of the multiple images. Continuing on with your military comment, is that at all like the Starlight Scopes we had in the Viet Nam era? As I recall they magnified available light by a factor of 25,000. but that was a long time ago and my memory may be way off.

William K.
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Re: Game Changer
William K.   1/3/2014 4:29:02 PM
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High resolution in near darkness is not quite real time, there is a trade off made in collecting those photons and avaeraging them into a picture. Military sniperscope gunsights are a good example of what is quite fast, which is all I can say. But they are certainly not portrait quality images. The accurate statement is "adequate for the application".

The fact that the example here provides four images should tell that the system is not close to real time.

Tool_maker
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Game Changer
Tool_maker   1/3/2014 10:11:44 AM
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  That is incredible technology and the uses for both military and law enforcement could be staggering. I did not see a time lag mentioned in the article so I am assuming the images occur in real time. The surveillance uses, particularly if coupled with a drone, are spooky. Even if the images are not as good as the final one pictured with the article, the data gathered is impressive.

Greg M. Jung
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Impressive Algorithm
Greg M. Jung   1/2/2014 5:44:19 PM
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If the upper left picture represents the raw data collected from the scanner and the lower left picture represents the final resullt after algorithm filtering, this is indeed a very impressive system.  Nice work!

Ann R. Thryft
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An impressive step forward
Ann R. Thryft   1/2/2014 1:30:24 PM
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Wow, this is an impressive step forward. Thanks for reporting on this, Cabe. DN previously reported on the femtosecond camera you mention: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=241180



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