Topic: Military Surveillance & Imaging
Background: The military is developing a method of surveillance for generating detailed 3D models of an area. Currently this technology takes a lot of time driving around in a surveillance van, being fairly inefficient and very conspicuous - both undesirable when trying to map a hostile area. They need a method that can provide detailed images and surveillance of an area, sweeping it quickly and inconspicuously in a thorough manner.
1. Design a method of obtaining detailed and thorough images of a target area.
2. It must return these images somehow to the surveillance post.
3. It must be discrete.
Deadline: Saturday 25th November
Hmmm, I want to do a IDW, but I can never come up with something good. I have a very poor imagination.
I could not comment on your imagination but it is only a component of design.
Consider the function and the requirements of the brief, research the solution and produce your specification, whilst you do this you can consider the aesthetic - along this path your creativity may be sparked.
A good knowledge of design will help you with this.
Ideas for this brief should come easily as there is plenty of reference material available but no heavy preconceptions or influences.
I look forward to seeing an entry from you, then see where you can go from there.
NB: Brian you should try and see, perhaps, before just voicing a general criticism of yourself.
Thank you. I'm gonna try to find some things that are similar to this.
Hmmm, this topic naturally leads to satellites and the technology already exists. We are getting 3D models of places as far away as Mars after all. Topology scans via lasers and such.
I'm a little skeptical a lot of enthusiastic entries will be here this round - but you never know. Maybe somebody will do something whack and sweet!
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The idea is that it creates a detailed 3D map of what is probably an urban environment, which really requires surveillance on the ground. This is what it's based on, so maybe 4.5 hours isn't that long but they still have to use a truck.
Man portable Micro Air Vehicle
It's a man portable Micro Air Vehicle, it fits in a small tube attached to a soldiers webbing, approximately 10" tall. The soldier, unpacks the EYE, unfolds the flight surfaces/rotors, press's On to check the system's working, then press's Fly to start the rotors and then throws the EYE into the sky. It can be controlled by central command or by the soldier using a small controller.
Last edited by Sogbad; November 23rd, 2006 at 08:45 PM. Reason: Updated Image
The Y-Ball 360. No bigger than a standard football, the Y-ball is designed to be thrown into the air and quickly take in imaging from high above.Once thrown boosters at the bottom of the ball and tail, take charge to quickly soar miles into the sky.
Able to pivot its camera and center ball around all axis, the Y-Ball takes everything from Infrared, Sonar, Topology Maps, Digital Images and Video. All Y-balls are connected via central computer. They can be controlled individually through a field controller, or if under direct attack the Y-ball has been programmed to defend itself against enemy missles using its heat sensing lasers.
Last edited by Act.Appalled; November 25th, 2006 at 06:51 PM.
I really want to post on this one, but since the stupid proxy at school wont let me...
Good luck to everyone though.
This small robot is constructed by military engineers to spy enemy agencies/buildings and get detailed informations for military operations. It's most common housing is a biro like a small crab he hides him self during enemy appearance and goes on with his dirty work when nobody is in reach. It's constructed for short time operations within the reach of a receiving station not more than a view hundred meters away.
The metal clip is used as an antenna to transmit the captured data. The laser in top of the camera is used for distance measurement and 3d data generation. The cam is used to take pictures, mapping and orientation.
Last edited by idfuel; November 25th, 2006 at 04:46 PM.
sorry, I had some problems since it's the first time I did this. I hope taht it works now.
Flip let's do this! New topic please
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New topic is here (and has been for a day): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=82896
I'll post it promptly here next time.
Any more entries for this one? Otherwise I'll post the poll tomorrow.
Last edited by Flip; November 27th, 2006 at 02:44 AM.