Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Giga-pixel Camera Presented

Discovery News, Nature Journal: A group led by David Brady, EE professor at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering with scientists from the University of Arizona (UA), UCSD, and Distant Focus Corp. developed a Gigapixel camera named AWARE-2. The camera is said to use 98 microcameras, each with a 14MP sensor, grouped around a shared spherical lens. Together, they take in a field of view 120 degrees wide and 50 degrees tall. With all the packaging, data-processing electronics and cooling systems, the entire camera is about 0.75 by 0.75 by 0.5 metres in volume. 97% of the physical camera is comprised of the electronics and computer; only about 3% is devoted to the optical elements.

A one-gigapixel image (top) shows minute details (bottom) of the skyline
in Seattle, Washington

Update: More details and pictures are in the Nature paper and its supplementary materials.
Wall Street Journal published an article with nice graphics too.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Dr. Brady and team. Now everyone is AWARE of the success. :-)

    -- GodOfSmallThings


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