Sunday, January 27, 2013

Big data from a big eye in the sky

From NOVA Rise of the Drones.

ARGUS ("Wide Area Persistent Stare"): 1.8 Gigapixels, built using off the shelf components: 368 cellphone cameras, 5 MP each. Can surveil 15 square miles simultaneously from 17,000 ft, with 6 inch resolution of objects on the ground. Generates 1E6 terabytes of data per day. This system has been available for a couple of years already.

Watch What Drones Can See on PBS. See more from NOVA.

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