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Highly functional and versatile camera platform for a multipurpose robotic vehicle
Author(s): Dai Hyun Kim; Andrew A. Kostrzewski; Jenkin C. Chen; William Y. Liu; Freddie Shing-Hong Lin
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Paper Abstract

A highly functional and versatile camera platform for a multi-purpose robotic vehicle utilizing a novel modular approach is presented. The platform uses only three CCD cameras, four computer-controlled rotation stages, and three modular optical imaging systems to provide both a stereo vision mode at any desired viewing angle and a panoramic vision mode with a 180 degree(s) non-overlapping field-of-view. The panoramic view from the imaging system of each module is collected by one of three mirrors and transmitted collectively toward a corresponding CCD camera. Stereo vision mode is accessed by aligning any two of the three modules in parallel using their respective rotation stages. When the entire assembly is rotated by another rotation stage, any desired viewing angle is obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1771, Applications of Digital Image Processing XV, (12 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139056
Show Author Affiliations
Dai Hyun Kim, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Andrew A. Kostrzewski, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Jenkin C. Chen, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
William Y. Liu, URSACOM Corp. (United States)
Freddie Shing-Hong Lin, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1771:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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