HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
REGISTER   |   LOGIN   |   HELP
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: An impressive step forward
Cabe Atwell   1/20/2014 6:00:06 PM
NO RATINGS
 

Seeing in the dark... no place is safe from eyes!

Debera Harward
User Rank
Silver
Re: An impressive step forward
Debera Harward   1/7/2014 9:53:34 AM
NO RATINGS
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 .

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Game Changer
William K.   1/6/2014 1:35:56 PM
NO RATINGS
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. 

Tool_maker
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Game Changer
Tool_maker   1/6/2014 11:00:37 AM
NO RATINGS
  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.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Game Changer
William K.   1/3/2014 4:29:02 PM
NO RATINGS
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
User Rank
Platinum
Game Changer
Tool_maker   1/3/2014 10:11:44 AM
NO RATINGS
  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
User Rank
Platinum
Impressive Algorithm
Greg M. Jung   1/2/2014 5:44:19 PM
NO RATINGS
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
User Rank
Blogger
An impressive step forward
Ann R. Thryft   1/2/2014 1:30:24 PM
NO RATINGS
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



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Eric Chesak created a sensor that can detect clouds, and it can also measure different sources of radiation.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Practicing engineers have not heeded Yoda's words.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Rockwell Automation recently unveiled a new safety relay that can be configured and integrated through existing software to program safety logic in devices.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
2/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
12/18/2013 Available On Demand
11/20/2013 Available On Demand
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 21 - 25, Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: April 29 - Day 1
Sponsored by maxon precision motors
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service