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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Calibration method for geometry relationships of nonoverlapping cameras using light planes
Author(s): Qianzhe Liu; Junhua Sun; Yuntao Zhao; Zhen Liu

Paper Abstract

In some computer vision applications, it is necessary to calibrate the geometry relationships of nonoverlapping cameras. However, due to lacking a common field of view, the calibration of this camera topology is quite difficult. A calibration method for nonoverlapping cameras is proposed and investigated. The proposed method utilizes several light planes, which can be generated by a line laser projector or a rotary laser level, as the calibration objects. The fact that local light planes available in different cameras are identical in global coordinates is used to recover the geometries. Results on both synthetic and real data show the validity and performance of the proposed method. The given method is simple and flexible, which can be used to calibrate geometry relationships of cameras located in large-scale space without expensive equipment such as theodolites and laser trackers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(7) 074108 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.7.074108
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Qianzhe Liu, Beijing Information Science & Technology Univ. (China)
Junhua Sun, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Yuntao Zhao, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Zhen Liu, BeiHang Univ. (China)

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