Parametric Dictionary-Based Velocimetry for Echo PIV

  • Ecaterina BodnariucEmail author
  • Stefania Petra
  • Christian Poelma
  • Christoph Schnörr
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9796)


We introduce a novel motion estimation approach for Echo PIV for the laminar and steady flow model. We mathematically formalize the motion estimation problem as a parametrization of a dictionary of particle trajectories by the physical flow parameter. We iteratively refine this unknown parameter by subsequent sparse approximations. We show smoothness of the adaptive flow dictionary that is a key for a provably convergent numerical scheme. We validate our approach on real data and show accurate velocity estimation when compared to the state-of-the-art cross-correlation method.


Motion Estimation Point Particle Maximal Flow Velocity Sparse Reconstruction Trajectory Matrix 
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EB, SP and CS thank the German Research Foundation (DFG) for its support via grant GRK 1653.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ecaterina Bodnariuc
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stefania Petra
    • 1
  • Christian Poelma
    • 2
  • Christoph Schnörr
    • 1
  1. 1.Image and Pattern Analysis GroupUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Laboratory for Aero and HydrodynamicsDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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