“DARPA developed the 1.8 gigapixel camera so it can record at 20,000 feet, from the Hummingbird UAV, scanning 25 square miles of ground in one shot. The detail is scary, with objects as small as six inches picked up. And it’s all done using the equivalent of 368 image sensors like that found in your mobile phone”.
And this is just phase one. Coming soon: the ‘ultimate home’ for ARGUS – the Solar Eagle UAV – capable of staying in the air for years at a time, transferring 600GB of data per second.
Watch the skies.
(Thanks Aaron McAllorum)