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LIDAR and Panoramic Camera Extrinsic Calibration Approach Using a Pattern Plane

  • Angel-Iván García-Moreno
  • José-Joel Gonzalez-Barbosa
  • Francisco-Javier Ornelas-Rodriguez
  • Juan B. Hurtado-Ramos
  • Marco-Neri Primo-Fuentes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7914)

Abstract

Mobile platforms typically combine several data acquisition systems such as lasers, cameras and inertial systems. However the geometrical combination of the different sensors requires their calibration, at least, through the definition of the extrinsic parameters, i.e., the transformation matrices that register all sensors in the same coordinate system. Our system generate an accurate association between platform sensors and the estimated parameters including rotation, translation, focal length, world and sensors reference frame. The extrinsic camera parameters are computed by Zhang’s method using a pattern composed of white rhombus and rhombus holes, and the LIDAR with the results of previous work. Points acquired by the LIDAR are projected into images acquired by the Ladybug cameras. A new calibration pattern, visible to both sensors is used. Correspondence is obtained between each laser point and its position in the image, the texture and color of each point of LIDAR can be know.

Keywords

panoramic camera LIDAR sensor calibration extrinsic calibration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angel-Iván García-Moreno
    • 1
  • José-Joel Gonzalez-Barbosa
    • 1
  • Francisco-Javier Ornelas-Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Juan B. Hurtado-Ramos
    • 1
  • Marco-Neri Primo-Fuentes
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico NacionalCICATAMéxico

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