Singapore's NTU technology allows the camera to reduce its size by up to 100 times.
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, have developed a new radar camera chip that can capture high quality images. The new technology will reduce the size of the 200kg radar cameras into a single-finger nail-sized chip, 100 times smaller than it used to be. Six scientists from NTU spent three years developing this chip.
Six scientists from NTU spent three years developing this chip.
Thanks to the use of microwaves, NTU's camera chips have the ability to capture radar images independent of light or weather. Thanks to its 20 times lower cost than conventional (about $ 1 million) and 75% less power consumption than current radar imaging technology, the author of this project claims the product. They can be applied to many areas, from self-driving, drone to satellite. New radar camera technology can also be put into mass production.
The NTU team's radar camera development project has raised SGD 2.5 million in government funding and is currently being developed for use on satellite samples from a laboratory belonging to NTU. NTU and satellite manufacturer Thales (France).
The chip was introduced at the International Solid-Chip Conference earlier this year. NTU's technology has attracted a number of world-renowned corporations, including Elan Musk's SpaceX space development company as well as Japanese giant Panasonic. NTU is planning to work with these companies to bring their products to the market.