Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 72, Issue 2, pp 1193–1213 | Cite as

Sensitivity analysis of pose recovery from multi-center panoramas

  • Fay Huang


A set of multi-view panoramas may consist of various types of panoramic images in cylindrical representation, such as single-center, multi-center, concentric, symmetric, or (after a transformation onto a cylinder) catadioptric panoramas. In comparison with single-center imaging models, there are fewer studies on multiple view geometry for the multi-center cases. A generalized epipolar curve equation has been derived in a book publication in 2008. This article extends such result and presents a cost function whose minimization solves the camera pose estimation problem. Due to the non-linearity of the multi-centered projection geometry, the modeling of sensor pose estimation typically results into non-linear and highly complicated forms which incur numerical instability. This article focuses on evaluating a method for solving the pose estimation problem under a minor geometrical constraint, namely leveled panoramas. Extensive synthetic and real experiments along with a formal sensitivity analysis are carried out to demonstrate the robustness of the proposed method.


Panoramic imaging Pose estimation Sensor-line camera 



This project was sponsored by the National Science Council of Taiwan, R.O.C. (NSC 99-2221-E-197 -024 and NSC 100-2221-E-197 -028). The author thanks Prof. Reinhard Klette for various valuable comments and Yun-Hao Xie and Yin-Wei Chang for help in performing some of the experiments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIENational Ilan UniversityYi-LanTaiwan

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