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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: 594–601

Three-dimensional measurement and imaging based on multicameras randomly distributed on the circumference

Seiko Maehara, Kouichi Nitta, and Osamu Matoba  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 4, pp. 594-601 (2008)

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We present a three-dimensional (3D) measurement and imaging based on a multicamera system. In the presented system, projected images of 3D objects are taken by cameras located at random positions on a circumference, and then the 3D objects can be reconstructed numerically. We introduce an angle correction function to improve the quality of the reconstructed object. The angle correction function can correct the angle error caused by the position errors in the projected images due to the finite pixel size of the image sensor. The numerical results show that the point source was reconstructed successfully by introducing the angle correction function. We also demonstrate experiments: the two objects are located on a rotary stage controlled by a computer, the projected images are taken by a single camera, and by using 33 projected images, the two objects are reconstructed successfully.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2007
Published: January 28, 2008

Seiko Maehara, Kouichi Nitta, and Osamu Matoba, "Three-dimensional measurement and imaging based on multicameras randomly distributed on the circumference," Appl. Opt. 47, 594-601 (2008)

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