Design analysis of a high-resolution panoramic camera using conventional imagers and a mirror pyramid

Hong Hua, Narendra Ahuja, Chunyu Gao

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Abstract

Wide field of view (FOV) and high-resolution image acquisition is highly desirable in many vision-based applications. Several systems have reported the use of reflections off mirror pyramids to capture high-resolution, single-viewpoint, and wide-FOV images. Using a dual mirror pyramid (DMP) panoramic camera as an example, in this paper, we examine how the pyramid geometry, and the selection and placement of imager clusters can be optimized to maximize the overall panoramic FOV, sensor utilization efficiency, and image uniformity. The analysis can be generalized and applied to other pyramid-based designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-361
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007

Keywords

  • Catadioptric systems
  • Mirror pyramids
  • Omnidirectional imaging
  • Panoramic camera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics

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