An Army researcher discussed a new way of seeing objects that were once hidden from sight Oct. 28 on episode 41 of the DOD’s Armed With Science live blog. Army Research Laboratory quantum physicist Ron Meyers and his team are credited with taking quantum ghost imaging from a physics curiosity and making it a discipline with many applications. Quantum ghost imaging creates an image by calculating the light patterns coming from the object, rather than seeing the object in the conventional sense. Meyers said that by using virtually any light source from a fluorescent bulb to the sun quantum ghost imaging can give a clearer depiction of objects by eliminating atmospheric conditions that conventional imaging can’t. The podcast is on blogtalkradio. A larger version of the photo shown here, as well as an example of a quantum ghost imaging photo are available on our Flickr stream.
The Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center will be featured on the next episode of Armed with Science. TARDEC’s Dr. Thomas Meitzler, will discuss how this sensor-enhanced armor could provide Soldiers with better situational awareness 2 p.m. Nov. 4.