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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 287–292

Efficient camera self-calibration method based on the absolute dual quadric

Jing Jin and Xiaofeng Li  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 287-292 (2013)

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Visual measurement technology has been widely used in fields such as industrial production or measurement and monitoring. Camera calibration is a very important link of visual measurement, because it directly determines the accuracy and precision of visual measurement. It often does not need extremely high-precision measurement but simple, rapid, effective measurement in many engineering surveys. Therefore, the camera self-calibration technique is really needed. The advantages of camera self-calibration are that it does not need any calibration target or complex mechanical structure that is used to control the camera’s motion. In this paper, we propose an efficient camera self-calibration method based on the abstract quadric that is simple for calculation and has good robustness.

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OCIS Codes
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering
(150.1135) Machine vision : Algorithms
(150.1488) Machine vision : Calibration
(330.7325) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, metrology

ToC Category:
Machine Vision

Original Manuscript: November 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2013
Published: February 5, 2013

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Jing Jin and Xiaofeng Li, "Efficient camera self-calibration method based on the absolute dual quadric," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 287-292 (2013)

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