Abstract

We present a three-dimensional (3D) computational imaging architecture based on the imaging principle of a dynamic virtual camera, which enables the spatial reconstruction using a single camera and a compact wedge prism device. By rotating the prism for camera boresight adjustment, the proposed system can capture an object from different viewpoints. Each captured image appears to be recorded directly with one virtual camera moving in a certain path, facilitating the computational process for stereo matching and profile reconstruction. The experimental results have demonstrated that our architecture allows a compact and flexible system to achieve 3D imaging performance competitive to conventional stereovision.

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