Smart binoculars tell soldiers where the danger lies

2019-03-02 03:04:00

WHEN it comes to spotting signs of danger on the horizon, soldiers beat computers hands down. But soldiers with binoculars have only a limited field of view, so can easily miss events elsewhere. Now the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency believes it can help by equipping soldiers with a wide-angle imaging system. The system, to be developed by Northrop Grumman, will be able to focus light from a 120-degree field onto high-resolution detectors, which feed signals to image-processing software. Scalp electrodes in a helmet will record how soldiers’ brains react to various objects as they look through the goggles,