The sphere pixel is an imaging technology developed by a team from the US that is currently in use in military applications.
The sphere pixel has two main functions: one, it allows you to shoot in a very low-light environment by simply using a pair of spherical lenses.
It is also used in low-resolution imaging to capture high-resolution images and is the only imaging technology that can be used in 3D scanning, according to the University of California, Irvine.
“We have developed a new type of low-noise, low-cost, low cost sensor technology,” said Yuriy Belshe, the director of the Center for Optical Imaging Technology at UCI.
“It allows us to use a very small array of sensors to make highly sensitive and high resolution image sensors.”
The researchers have been developing their technology for the past few years, but their prototype has yet to be deployed in a practical way.
The prototype, called the ‘Sonic Sphere’, uses a pair that are both around 50mm wide.
The ‘Sigma’ sphere, which is a bit larger, is about 3.3mm thick.
The ‘Ace’ sphere has a thickness of about 1.4mm.
They can also be placed into a range of optical and infrared wavelengths to make it even more sensitive, Belshere said.
The Sigma sphere, for example, can capture images of objects like people, animals and people in a room at an angle.
The Ace sphere, on the other hand, can detect objects in the room at different angles and focus on the center of the sphere.
The team is now working on improving the precision of the image capturing.
The first phase of the Sigma sphere is already in use on the US military.
“Our technology is not perfect, but we are working on the most sensitive of the sensors,” Belshes said.
“The sensor size, thickness and the infrared wavelength are not ideal for a 3D scanner, but for scanning and imaging, we are looking at a lot of improvements.”
Ace and Sigma sensors are already being deployed in the US Navy.
“Sigma is a sensor for detecting objects in a 3-D scan, so we are able to do a better job than with the Ace sensor, which has to be placed further away,” Bleshe said.
Belshe said the next step is to make the technology even more precise.
“When we want to take a photo, we have to make sure we are focused on the correct object.
If you want to capture a high-definition image, we need to focus on everything in the picture, and Sigma has a good low-pass filter,” he said.
Sigma and Ace sensors are currently being used in military sensors.
“If you are in a combat environment, or if you want the ability to capture imagery from the ground, or even from a drone, then you need a sensor that is really, really sensitive,” he explained.
Bleshe also said that he was interested in developing the technology for applications in the future.
“For example, we could put this technology in an augmented reality headset, but that is something that is still in the testing stage, so the technology is still very much in the development stage,” he added.