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Robust SVD-based calibration of active range sensors
Author(s): Jielin Li; Laurence G. Hassebrook
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Paper Abstract

Coordinate calibration is a critical step in reconstructing 3D range images from 2D camera images of structured light projections. Having accurate reconstruction yields accurate measurement of objects, assembly of multiple views of the same object from different directions and interlacing of multiple camera and projection field of views. We present a robust calibration algorithm, which combines a 3D registration algorithm with structure light projections. The light projection is implemented with a spatial light modulator using an array of deformable mirrors. The approach uses 6 or more non-coplanar registration points on a physical calibration device. These points are in view to both the camera and projector. The camera and projector orientations are unknown. Singular value decomposition is applied to this data to estimate the perspective transformation parameters between 3D world coordinate and 2D camera coordinates. The same process is applied to find the transformation parameters between the projector coordinates and the world coordinates. From these two transformations we incorporate the lateral distortions produced by structured light projections and reconstruct manifolds that accurately represent the surfaces being measured. While sine wave projection is used in this study, the calibration and reconstruction methodology can be applied to a variety of structured light projection methods. Experimental results demonstrate the algorithm performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4041, Visual Information Processing IX, (29 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390489
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Jielin Li, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Laurence G. Hassebrook, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4041:
Visual Information Processing IX
Stephen K. Park; Zia-ur Rahman, Editor(s)

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