This live, streaming video system that can highlight any moving objects (people, vehicles) in 65 separately zoomable windows from a stationary drone 20,000 feet up covering 25 square miles was featured on the PBS NOVA program tonight "Rise of the Drones." Very impressive. Very scary in the wrong hands at the wrong time.
A real time view of Quantico VA was shown on NOVA and the ARGUS system highlighted each moving person and vehicle in a separately identified and tracked box that could be zoomed-in on.
Apparently weeks of streaming video can be stored and if any enemy activity occurs, the video can be rewound backwards to see what paths vehicles or individuals took before the activity to trace them back to hideouts or bomb factory garages, for example.
Here is the FR thread on the NOVA program, which was very informative. The Predator drone’s inventor is interviewed and the Predator insides are extensively revealed in addition to demonstration of the ARGUS system.
Rise of the Drones (PBS NOVA Wed Jan 23 9PM EST)
posted on 01/23/2013 11:07:28 PM PST
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"Apparently weeks of streaming video can be stored and if any
enemy extreme right-wing activity occurs, the video can be rewound backwards to see what paths vehicles or individuals took before the activity to trace them back to hideouts or bomb factory garages their homes, places of work, or places of worship, for example.
There, fixed it.
posted on 01/24/2013 2:55:18 AM PST
“Hey, let’s make a reference to ‘Argus eyes’ (Argus Panoptes). Now come up with some words to make it look like a bona fide acronym...”
posted on 01/24/2013 5:50:27 AM PST
("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
This is a government power that should absolutely be outlawed in American airspace. You want to deploy it to the battlefield, fine. But you can’t operate the things in American airspace except over predesignated military sites for training purposes (say, Nellis).
posted on 01/24/2013 5:56:39 AM PST
by Sirius Lee
(All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
posted on 02/14/2013 11:24:40 AM PST
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