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Automated registration of terrain range images using surface feature level sets
Author(s): Frederick W. Wheeler; Richard F. Vaz; David Cyganski
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Paper Abstract

A method for registering terrain range images is described. A smooth surface is fit to range data to provide a continuous mapping to second order surface intrinsics. Level sets of such intrinsics are found as features. These features enable two accurate means of comparison: arclength and a circular correlation of the distance from the discrete points on the level set to its centroid. These two methods of feature matching allow a matching algorithm with computational complexity O(N log N). The solution of the transformation from the matches employs a weighted least squares technique and removes matching errors by cross validation. The method is tested on simulated range images and results are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1606, Visual Communications and Image Processing '91: Image Processing, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50355
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Frederick W. Wheeler, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Richard F. Vaz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
David Cyganski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1606:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '91: Image Processing
Kou-Hu Tzou; Toshio Koga, Editor(s)

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