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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2004
  • pp: 5364–5369

Analytical method for camera calibration from a single image with four coplanar control lines

Yang Shang, Qifeng Yu, and Xiaohu Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 28, pp. 5364-5369 (2004)

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An analytical method to calibrate a camera’s extrinsic parameters and effective focal lengths is presented. We used a single image with four coplanar control lines. Unique solutions of the camera’s extrinsic parameters and the two effective focal lengths are derived linearly and analytically. If the effective focal lengths are known, unique solutions of the extrinsic parameters can be derived more easily. Our method can easily be implemented and has better precision than the analogous method by use of control points. The results of simulated experiments are presented.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.2170) General : Equipment and techniques
(150.0150) Machine vision : Machine vision

Original Manuscript: July 9, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2004
Published: October 1, 2004

Yang Shang, Qifeng Yu, and Xiaohu Zhang, "Analytical method for camera calibration from a single image with four coplanar control lines," Appl. Opt. 43, 5364-5369 (2004)

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