A Survey of Catadioptric Omnidirectional Camera Calibration

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Yan Zhang 1,* Lina Zhao 1 Wanbao Hu 1

1. Beijing University of Chemical Technology, College of science, Beijing, China

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2013.03.02

Received: 10 May 2012 / Revised: 23 Oct. 2012 / Accepted: 9 Dec. 2012 / Published: 8 Feb. 2013

Index Terms

Omnidirectional System, Catadioptric Image Formation, Catadioptric Camera Calibration


For dozen years, computer vision becomes more popular, in which omnidirectional camera has a larger field of view and widely been used in many fields, such as: robot navigation, visual surveillance, virtual reality, three-dimensional reconstruction, and so on. Camera calibration is an essential step to obtain three-dimensional geometric information from a two-dimensional image. Meanwhile, the omnidirectional camera image has catadioptric distortion, which need to be corrected in many applications, thus the study of such camera calibration method has important theoretical significance and practical applications. This paper firstly introduces the research status of catadioptric omnidirectional imaging system; then the image formation process of catadioptric omnidirectional imaging system has been given; finally a simple classification of omnidirectional imaging method is given, and we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of these methods.

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Yan Zhang, Lina Zhao, Wanbao Hu, "A Survey of Catadioptric Omnidirectional Camera Calibration", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.5, no.3, pp.13-20, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2013.03.02


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