28 February 2018 Adaptive on-line calibration for around-view monitoring system using between-camera homography estimation
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The around-view monitoring (AVM) system is one of the major applications of advanced driver assistance systems and intelligent transportation systems. We propose an on-line calibration method, which can compensate misalignments for AVM systems. Most AVM systems use fisheye undistortion, inverse perspective transformation, and geometrical registration methods. To perform these procedures, the parameters for each process must be known; the procedure by which the parameters are estimated is referred to as the initial calibration. However, when only using the initial calibration data, we cannot compensate misalignments, caused by changing equilibria of cars. Moreover, even small changes such as tire pressure levels, passenger weight, or road conditions can affect a car’s equilibrium. Therefore, to compensate for this misalignment, additional techniques are necessary, specifically an on-line calibration method. On-line calibration can recalculate homographies, which can correct any degree of misalignment using the unique features of ordinary parking lanes. To extract features from the parking lanes, this method uses corner detection and a pattern matching algorithm. From the extracted features, homographies are estimated using random sample consensus and parameter estimation. Finally, the misaligned epipolar geographies are compensated via the estimated homographies. Thus, the proposed method can render image planes parallel to the ground. This method does not require any designated patterns and can be used whenever cars are placed in a parking lot. The experimental results show the robustness and efficiency of the method.
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Sungsoo Lim, Seohyung Lee, Jun-geon Kim, Daeho Lee, "Adaptive on-line calibration for around-view monitoring system using between-camera homography estimation," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 12(1), 015014 (28 February 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.12.015014 . Submission: Received: 1 October 2017; Accepted: 30 January 2018
Received: 1 October 2017; Accepted: 30 January 2018; Published: 28 February 2018

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