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International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP)

ISSN: 2074-9074 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9082 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIGSP Vol.7, No.5, Apr. 2015

Generation of Undistorted Photomosaics of Cylindrical Vesicular Basalt Specimens

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Author(s)

Alan Harris, Ratna S. Medapati, O. Patrick Kreidl, Nick Hudyma, Travis Waldorf

Index Terms

Photomosaic;Image Stitching;Geotechnical Imaging;Vesicular Basalt

Abstract

Photographic documentation of prepared rock core specimens may be required for scientific studies. For specimens that have surface features which vary circumferentially, it is advantageous to have a single photomosaic of the specimen surface rather than a series of surface photographs. A technique to develop a photomosaic from a series of overlapping images of prepared vesicular basalt core specimens is presented. The overlapping images of the specimen surface are subjected to an initial cropping, a geometric transformation, an intensity interpolation, a final cropping, and an image stitching algorithm. The final result is an undistorted photomosaic of the entire specimen surface. All steps except the initial cropping are implemented within MATLAB®.

Cite This Paper

Alan Harris, Ratna S. Medapati, O. Patrick Kreidl, Nick Hudyma, Travis Waldorf,"Generation of Undistorted Photomosaics of Cylindrical Vesicular Basalt Specimens", IJIGSP, vol.7, no.5, pp.13-19, 2015.DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2015.05.02

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