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Optical Engineering

Dynamic (de)focused projection for three-dimensional reconstruction
Author(s): Intuon Lertrusdachakul; Yohan D. Fougerolle; Olivier Laligant
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel 3-D recovery method based on structured light. This method unifies depth from focus (DFF) and depth from defocus (DFD) techniques with the use of a dynamic (de)focused projection. With this approach, the image acquisition system is specifically constructed to keep a whole object sharp in all the captured images. Therefore, only the projected patterns experience different defocused deformations according to the object's depths. When the projected patterns are out of focus, their point-spread function (PSF) is assumed to follow a Gaussian distribution. The final depth is computed by the analysis of the relationship between the sets of PSFs obtained from different blurs and the variation of the object's depths. Our new depth estimation can be employed as a stand-alone strategy. It has no problem with occlusion and correspondence issues. Moreover, it handles textureless and partially reflective surfaces. The experimental results on real objects demonstrate the effective performance of our approach, providing reliable depth estimation and competitive time consumption. It uses fewer input images than DFF, and unlike DFD, it ensures that the PSF is locally unique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(11) 113201 doi: 10.1117/1.3644541
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Intuon Lertrusdachakul, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Yohan D. Fougerolle, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Olivier Laligant, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)

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