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A Camera That Can See Through Walls

Camera Culture Research Group's Time-of-Flight Microwave Camera

Modern cameras cannot see through fog, in the dark, or through walls, making the development of driverless vehicles or better search and rescue equipment difficult. Where visible light fails, radio waves can easily penetrate these obstructions; but, radar imaging devices are complex, low resolution, and unable to image certain geometries and angled surfaces. To address this, the Media Lab’s Camera Culture group has taken a camera-like approach to microwave imaging, resulting in a simpler camera architecture that can capture fuller 3D images through walls.  more ›

This new camera can inspect the contents of a box from outside of it; it resolves the contents by capturing 3D microwave images.

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