Korea develops MEMS telescope/camera

February 3, 2009: Researchers at Korea’s Ewha Womans University have developed a MEMS-based combination telescope and camera that can “instantly track and film events that occur without prior warning, according to a report in the Korea Herald.

Researcher Park Il-hung said the first-of-its kind MEMS system is capable of following the movements of superfast projectiles.

“If this equipment is placed on a space station, it has the capability to track light sources traveling at light speed on the Earth’s surface, while if it is placed on the ground, the telescope can successfully follow a bullet that is moving a meter away from the lens,” the scientist told the newspaper.


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