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Design Analysis of a High-Resolution Panoramic Camera Using Conventional

Summary: Design Analysis of a High-Resolution
Panoramic Camera Using Conventional
Imagers and a Mirror Pyramid
Hong Hua, Member, IEEE,
Narendra Ahuja, Fellow, IEEE, and
Chunyu Gao, Student Member, IEEE
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.
Index Terms--Panoramic camera, mirror pyramids, omnidirectional imaging, and
catadioptric systems.

HIGH-RESOLUTION, wide field of view (FOV), video rate image
capture is highly desirable in many applications such as tele-


Source: Ahuja, Narendra - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering