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Adaptive window algorithm for aerial image stereo
Author(s): Jean-Luc Lotti; Gerard Giraudon
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Paper Abstract

Binocular stereo vision processes estimate 3D surfaces using a pair of images taken from different points of view. Three-dimensional surface characteristics are estimated by matching 2D image areas or features corresponding to the projections of the same 3D points. The most classic area-based methods used cross correlation with a fixed window-size, but this technique presents a major drawback: the computation of depth is generally prone to errors close to surface discontinuities. In this paper, we present our current work on aerial stereo images of urban areas. A correlation-based algorithm, with an adaptive window-size constrained by an edge map extracted from the images, is presented. This technique is not used to refine an initial disparity map but to create one with good discontinuities location. The algorithm follows three steps: first, window sizes for each pixel are computed; second, a disparity map is created; third, map completion is performed and a final dense disparity map with subpixel precision is produced by Kanade correction. Experimental results on real aerial images are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2357, ISPRS Commission III Symposium: Spatial Information from Digital Photogrammetry and Computer Vision, (17 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.182790
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Jean-Luc Lotti, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (France)
Gerard Giraudon, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2357:
ISPRS Commission III Symposium: Spatial Information from Digital Photogrammetry and Computer Vision
Heinrich Ebner; Christian Heipke; Konrad Eder, Editor(s)

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