A Global Calibration Method for Widely Distributed Cameras Based on Vanishing Features
AbstractThis paper presents a global calibration method for widely distributed vision sensors in ring-topologies. Planar target with two mutually orthogonal groups of parallel lines is needed for each camera. Firstly, the relative pose of each camera and its corresponding target is found from the vanishing points and lines. Next, an auxiliary camera is used to find the relative poses between neighboring pairs of calibration targets. Then the relative pose from each target to the reference target is initialized by the chain of transformations, followed by nonlinear optimization based on the constraint of ring-topologies. Lastly, the relative poses between the cameras are found from the relative poses of calibration targets. Synthetic data, simulation images and real experiments all demonstrate that the proposed method is reliable and accurate. The accumulated error due to multiple coordinate transformations can be adjusted effectively by the proposed method. In real experiment, eight targets are located in an area about 1200 mm × 1200 mm. The accuracy of the proposed method is about 0.465 mm when the times of coordinate transformations reach a maximum. The proposed method is simple and can be applied to different camera configurations. View Full-Text
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Wu, X.; Wu, S.; Xing, Z.; Jia, X. A Global Calibration Method for Widely Distributed Cameras Based on Vanishing Features. Sensors 2016, 16, 838.
Wu X, Wu S, Xing Z, Jia X. A Global Calibration Method for Widely Distributed Cameras Based on Vanishing Features. Sensors. 2016; 16(6):838.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wu, Xiaolong; Wu, Sentang; Xing, Zhihui; Jia, Xiang. 2016. "A Global Calibration Method for Widely Distributed Cameras Based on Vanishing Features." Sensors 16, no. 6: 838.
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