DARPA's Super-Resolution Vision System uses heatwaves to magnify targets

Joseph L. Flatley
J. Flatley|09.27.08

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DARPA's Super-Resolution Vision System uses heatwaves to magnify targets

DARPA's Super-Resolution Vision System (SRVS) may not be as cool as the threat-sensing binoculars we saw a while back, but it may prove a little more practical. The prototype scope takes advantage of something called "atmospheric turbulence-generated micro-lensing" to provide three times the resolution of current diffraction-based scopes. In other words, if soldiers can see you more clearly, they can make an informed decision on whether or not to shoot you.

[Via The Future of Things]

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