An Omnidirectional Vision Sensor Based on a Spherical Mirror Catadioptric System
AbstractThe combination of mirrors and lenses, which defines a catadioptric sensor, is widely used in the computer vision field. The definition of a catadioptric sensors is based on three main features: hardware setup, projection modelling and calibration process. In this paper, a complete description of these aspects is given for an omnidirectional sensor based on a spherical mirror. The projection model of a catadioptric system can be described by the forward projection task (FP, from 3D scene point to 2D pixel coordinates) and backward projection task (BP, from 2D coordinates to 3D direction of the incident light). The forward projection of non-central catadioptric vision systems, typically obtained by using curved mirrors, is usually modelled by using a central approximation and/or by adopting iterative approaches. In this paper, an analytical closed-form solution to compute both forward and backward projection for a non-central catadioptric system with a spherical mirror is presented. In particular, the forward projection is reduced to a 4th order polynomial by determining the reflection point on the mirror surface through the intersection between a sphere and an ellipse. A matrix format of the implemented models, suitable for fast point clouds handling, is also described. A robust calibration procedure is also proposed and applied to calibrate a catadioptric sensor by determining the mirror radius and center with respect to the camera. View Full-Text
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Barone, S.; Carulli, M.; Neri, P.; Paoli, A.; Razionale, A.V. An Omnidirectional Vision Sensor Based on a Spherical Mirror Catadioptric System. Sensors 2018, 18, 408.
Barone S, Carulli M, Neri P, Paoli A, Razionale AV. An Omnidirectional Vision Sensor Based on a Spherical Mirror Catadioptric System. Sensors. 2018; 18(2):408.Chicago/Turabian Style
Barone, Sandro; Carulli, Marina; Neri, Paolo; Paoli, Alessandro; Razionale, Armando V. 2018. "An Omnidirectional Vision Sensor Based on a Spherical Mirror Catadioptric System." Sensors 18, no. 2: 408.
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