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Towards dynamic camera calibration for constrained flexible mirror imaging

Dunne, Aubrey K. and Mallon, John and Whelan, Paul F. (2008) Towards dynamic camera calibration for constrained flexible mirror imaging. In: OMNIVIS 2008 - The Eighth Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision, 17 October 2008, Marseille, France.

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Flexible mirror imaging systems consisting of a perspective camera viewing a scene reflected in a flexible mirror can provide direct control over image field-of-view and resolution. However, calibration of such systems is difficult due to the vast range of possible mirror shapes and the flexible nature of the system. This paper proposes the fundamentals of a dynamic calibration approach for flexible mirror imaging systems by examining the constrained case of single dimensional flexing. The calibration process consists of an initial primary calibration stage followed by in-service dynamic calibration. Dynamic calibration uses a linear approximation to initialise a non-linear minimisation step, the result of which is the estimate of the mirror surface shape. The method is easier to implement than existing calibration methods for flexible mirror imagers, requiring only two images of a calibration grid for each dynamic calibration update. Experimental results with both simulated and real data are presented that demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed approach.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Uncontrolled Keywords:image analysis; omnidirectional vision; camera calibration; flexible mirror imaging;
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
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Funders:Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology
ID Code:4638
Deposited On:02 Jul 2009 13:35 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 27 Oct 2017 10:21

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