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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — May. 23, 2011
  • pp: 10769–10775

Camera calibration under optimal conditions

Carlos Ricolfe-Viala and Antonio-Jose Sanchez-Salmeron  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10769-10775 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.010769


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Abstract

Different methods based on photogrammetry or self-calibration exist to calibrate intrinsic and extrinsic camera parameters and also for data pre- and post-processing. From a practical viewpoint, it is quite difficult to decide which calibration method gives accurate results and even whether any data processing is necessary. This paper proposes a set of optimal conditions to resolve the calibration process accurately. The calibration method uses several images of a 2D pattern. Optimal conditions define the number of points and the number of images to resolve the calibration accurately, as well as positions and orientations from where images should be taken.

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OCIS Codes
(150.0155) Machine vision : Machine vision optics
(150.1135) Machine vision : Algorithms
(150.1488) Machine vision : Calibration

ToC Category:
Machine Vision

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2011
Published: May 18, 2011

Citation
Carlos Ricolfe-Viala and Antonio-Jose Sanchez-Salmeron, "Camera calibration under optimal conditions," Opt. Express 19, 10769-10775 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-11-10769


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