Panoramic image acquisition

Arun Krishnan, Narendra Ahuja

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This paper is concerned with acquiring panoramic focused images using a small field of view video camera. When scene points are distributed over a range of distances from the sensor, obtaining a focused composite image involves focus computations and mechanically changing some sensor parameters (translation of sensor plane, panning of camera etc.) which can be time intensive. In this paper we present methods to optimize the image acquisition strategy in order to reduce redundancy. We show that panning a camera about a point f (focal length) in front of the camera eliminates redundancy. The Non-frontal imaging camera (NICAM) with tilted sensor plane has been previously introduced as a sensor that can acquire focused panoramic images. In this paper we also describe strategies for optimal selection of panning angle increments and sensor plane tili for NICAM. Experimental results are presented for panoramic image acquisition using a regular camera as well as using NICAM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-384
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 18 1996Jun 20 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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