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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23947–23952

A simple and quantitative alignment procedure between solid state cameras

Hyungchul Lee, Daesuk Kim, and Soohyun Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23947-23952 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.023947


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Abstract

There are many applications that use multiple charge-coupled device (CCD) cameras. Accordingly it is important to ensure alignment between the CCDs. However, a simple and quantitative alignment procedure has not been introduced thus far. For this reason, this paper proposes an alignment procedure that uses a matched filter algorithm. By using the proposed procedure, the six alignment errors which are x, y, z, roll, pitch, and yaw between the two CCDs can be eliminated. Moreover, the procedure can be applied to the alignment of more than two CCDs. It is believed that the proposed alignment procedure is helpful for precise experiments in many applications that use multiple CCDs.

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OCIS Codes
(070.5010) Fourier optics and signal processing : Pattern recognition
(100.3008) Image processing : Image recognition, algorithms and filters

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: July 31, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2009
Published: December 16, 2009

Citation
Hyungchul Lee, Daesuk Kim, and Soohyun Kim, "A simple and quantitative alignment procedure between solid state cameras," Opt. Express 17, 23947-23952 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-26-23947


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