May 13, 2019
Chinese researchers have developed a new camera technology that can render human sized-subjects as far as 28 miles away.
According to a paper from researcher Zheng-Ping Li published in the open source journal ArXiv, the camera technology can cut through smog and other pollution using a mixture of laser imaging and advanced AI software.
While LIDAR technology, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, has been used previously in other cameras and imaging techniques, researchers say a new software helps to mitigate the noise of predecessors.
In a technique called ‘gating’ software helps ignore photons reflected by other objects in the camera’s field of view.
Because the camera uses a laser to judge the distance of a subject by logging how long the light takes to reflect back to the machine, the new software is able to tell the camera to ignore everything else that falls outside of that time signature.
This article was posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4:05 am