New Optics See More with Less

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-28338
Published February 01, 2018 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a technology that combines a panoramic refracting optic (PRO) lens with a unique detection system to acquire a true 360-degree field of view. Although current imaging systems can acquire panoramic images, they must use up to five cameras to obtain the full field of view. MSFC's technology obtains its panoramic images from one vantage point.