Infra-red vision – a thing, of course, amazing, but the pocket thermal cameras are still very expensive.
Thus, the device even with a tiny field of visibility and incredibly low resolution of 160 by 120 pixels is several thousand dollars.
United States forces have desired that every soldier was at the disposal of its own thermal chamber. To do this, Advanced Research and Development U.S. Department of Defense (DARPA) has allocated 13.4 million dollars from Raytheon to develop a miniature infrared sensors, which can be equipped with smart phones. It is assumed that the infrared camera in the communicators will boast a 640 by 480 pixels, 40-degree visibility, 500-mW power consumption, cost up to $ 500. Of course, there is no guarantee that the contractor has to cope with the task, but trying to teach a smartphone see in the dark in any way useful.