Darpa has revealed the video of ARGUS-IS. It is said to be the highest resolution surveillance platform in the world. The ARGUS can be attached to a drone and be very effective from 17,500 ft or around 3.3 miles high.
This latest in surveillance cameras is testament to how far we have come in using surveillance technology, let’s be real, the results this camera has produced has only been seen in movies, yes, “the make believe world.” The ARGUS’s 1.8 gigapixels camera has both a very wide and precise field of view, which allows its users to cover up to 15 square miles at a glance while still being able to spot objects as small as six inches across from the height of 17,500 ft, not to mention human movements and the occasional bird flying pass. They mentioned, “The Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance-Imaging System (ARGUS-IS) program is developing a real-time, high-resolution, wide-area video surveillance system that provides the warfighter a minimum of 65 VGA video windows across the field of view. Each video window is electronically steerable independent of the others, and can either provide continuous imagery of a fixed area on the ground or be designated to automatically keep a specified target (dismount or vehicle) in the window.”
Darpa, makers of the camera has shown the true evolution of technology over the years and now it plays a massive role in our everyday lives.