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Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2822–2827

Virtual camera calibration using optical design software

Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard, Xavier Dallaire, Simon Thibault, and Denis Laurendeau  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 13, pp. 2822-2827 (2014)

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Camera calibration is a critical step in many vision applications. It is a delicate and complex process that is highly sensitive to environmental conditions. This paper presents a novel virtual calibration technique that can be used to study the impact of various factors on the calibration parameters. To highlight the possibilities of the method, the calibration parameters’ behavior has been studied regarding the effects of tolerancing and temperature for a specific lens. This technique could also be used in many other promising areas to make calibration in the laboratory or in the field easier.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(150.1488) Machine vision : Calibration
(080.2208) Geometric optics : Fabrication, tolerancing

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 2014
Published: April 24, 2014

Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard, Xavier Dallaire, Simon Thibault, and Denis Laurendeau, "Virtual camera calibration using optical design software," Appl. Opt. 53, 2822-2827 (2014)

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