A new camera developed by the Pentagon’s research arm was highlighted in
a recent special on PBS’ “Nova” in an episode called “Rise of the Drones.” It’s a camera system so detailed it can discern specific
movements and even what a subject is wearing.
The Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Autonomous Real-Time Ground
Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS) has 1.8 billion pixels
(1.8 gigapixels), making it the world’ highest resolution camera. The
sensors on the camera are so precise, PBS stated it is the equivalent to
the capabilities of 100 Predator drones in a medium city.