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Calibration method of absolute orientation of camera optical axis
Author(s): Yong Xu; Pengyu Guo; Xiaohu Zhang; Shaowen Ding; Ang Su; Lichun Li
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Paper Abstract

Camera calibration is one of the most basic and important processes in optical measuring field. Generally, the objective of camera calibration is to estimate the internal and external parameters of object cameras, while the orientation error of optical axis is not included yet. Orientation error of optical axis is a important factor, which seriously affects measuring precision in high-precision measurement field, especially for those distant aerospace measurement in which object distance is much longer than focal length, that lead to magnifying the orientation errors to thousands times. In order to eliminate the influence of orientation error of camera optical axis, the imaging model of camera is analysed and established in this paper, and the calibration method is also introduced: Firstly, we analyse the reasons that cause optical axis error and its influence. Then, we find the model of optical axis orientation error and imaging model of camera basing on it’s practical physical meaning. Furthermore, we derive the bundle adjustment algorithm which could compute the internal and external camera parameters and absolute orientation of camera optical axis simultaneously at high precision. In numeric simulation, we solve the camera parameters by using bundle adjustment optimization algorithm, then we correct the image points by calibration results according to the model of optical axis error, and the simulation result shows that our calibration model is reliable, effective and precise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8908, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Imaging Sensors and Applications, 890828 (21 August 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2034845
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Yong Xu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hunan Key Lab. of Videometrics and Vision Navigation (China)
Pengyu Guo, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hunan Key Lab. of Videometrics and Vision Navigation (China)
Xiaohu Zhang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hunan Key Lab. of Videometrics and Vision Navigation (China)
Shaowen Ding, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hunan Key Lab. of Videometrics and Vision Navigation (China)
Ang Su, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hunan Key Lab. of Videometrics and Vision Navigation (China)
Lichun Li, Beijing Aerospace Control Ctr. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8908:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Imaging Sensors and Applications
Jun Ohta; Nanjian Wu; Binqiao Li, Editor(s)

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