A Novel Multi-Digital Camera System Based on Tilt-Shift Photography Technology
AbstractMulti-digital camera systems (MDCS) are constantly being improved to meet the increasing requirement of high-resolution spatial data. This study identifies the insufficiencies of traditional MDCSs and proposes a new category MDCS based on tilt-shift photography to improve ability of the MDCS to acquire high-accuracy spatial data. A prototype system, including two or four tilt-shift cameras (TSC, camera model: Nikon D90), is developed to validate the feasibility and correctness of proposed MDCS. Similar to the cameras of traditional MDCSs, calibration is also essential for TSC of new MDCS. The study constructs indoor control fields and proposes appropriate calibration methods for TSC, including digital distortion model (DDM) approach and two-step calibrated strategy. The characteristics of TSC are analyzed in detail via a calibration experiment; for example, the edge distortion of TSC. Finally, the ability of the new MDCS to acquire high-accuracy spatial data is verified through flight experiments. The results of flight experiments illustrate that geo-position accuracy of prototype system achieves 0.3 m at a flight height of 800 m, and spatial resolution of 0.15 m. In addition, results of the comparison between the traditional (MADC II) and proposed MDCS demonstrate that the latter (0.3 m) provides spatial data with higher accuracy than the former (only 0.6 m) under the same conditions. We also take the attitude that using higher accuracy TSC in the new MDCS should further improve the accuracy of the photogrammetry senior product. View Full-Text
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Sun, T.; Fang, J.-Y.; Zhao, D.; Liu, X.; Tong, Q.-X. A Novel Multi-Digital Camera System Based on Tilt-Shift Photography Technology. Sensors 2015, 15, 7823-7843.
Sun T, Fang J-Y, Zhao D, Liu X, Tong Q-X. A Novel Multi-Digital Camera System Based on Tilt-Shift Photography Technology. Sensors. 2015; 15(4):7823-7843.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sun, Tao; Fang, Jun-yong; Zhao, Dong; Liu, Xue; Tong, Qing-xi. 2015. "A Novel Multi-Digital Camera System Based on Tilt-Shift Photography Technology." Sensors 15, no. 4: 7823-7843.