Abstract

This Letter proposes a generalized unified model (GUM) for the calibration of noncentral catadioptric cameras. Releasing the constraint on the projection center and the orientation of the imaging plane that the traditional unified projection model has, the new model is able to well compensate the misalignment between the mirror and the camera. Being a compact and approximate central model, the GUM inherits the flexibility and simplicity from the unified model while maintaining accuracy even under severe misalignment. The calibration algorithm to compute the describing parameters of the model is also given. With the GUM, the calibration of central or noncentral systems could be treated with equal simplicity (or complexity). Experiments on both synthetic data and real images proved our success.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Calibration method for a central catadioptric-perspective camera system

Bingwei He, Zhipeng Chen, and Youfu Li
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29(11) 2514-2524 (2012)

Accurate projector calibration method by using an optical coaxial camera

Shujun Huang, Lili Xie, Zhangying Wang, Zonghua Zhang, Feng Gao, and Xiangqian Jiang
Appl. Opt. 54(4) 789-795 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription