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Calibration of low-cost measurement system by using a consumer digital stereo camera
Author(s): Ryuji Matsuoka; Genki Takahashi; Kazuyoshi Asonuma
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Paper Abstract

The consumer digital stereo camera FinePix REAL 3D W1, which was designed to take a pair of stereo images for stereo viewing, was released in August 2009. The aim of our study is to evaluate camera calibration methods for a low-cost and easy-operation system to measure dimensions of an object on a sub-meter scale only by using a pair of stereo images acquired by the camera without any controls such as control points whose spatial locations are known or a ruler which provides the scale of the object. Three camera calibration methods were evaluated by estimation errors of lengths of line segments measured without any controls. The experiment results indicate that the best calibration method would be the method that ordinary camera calibration is first executed for each imaging unit in order to estimate its image distortion model, and then alignment between two imaging units is estimated by using two sets of the exterior orientation parameters of both imaging units obtained in the ordinary camera calibration executed previously. The experiment results indicate that the suitable calibration method would be able to provide sufficiently accurate measurement results less than 0.4 pixels on an image as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8085, Videometrics, Range Imaging, and Applications XI, 80850U (21 June 2011);
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Ryuji Matsuoka, Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Genki Takahashi, Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Asonuma, Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8085:
Videometrics, Range Imaging, and Applications XI
Fabio Remondino; Mark R. Shortis, Editor(s)

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