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Camera calibration in wireless multimedia sensor networks

Liu, Junbin, O'rourke, Damien, Wark, Tim, Lakemond, Ruan, & Sridharan, Sridha (2009) Camera calibration in wireless multimedia sensor networks. In Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), 2009 5th International Conference on, I E E E, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 301-306.

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Abstract

Wireless Multi-media Sensor Networks (WMSNs) have become increasingly popular in recent years, driven in part by the increasing commoditization of small, low-cost CMOS sensors. As such, the challenge of automatically calibrating these types of cameras nodes has become an important research problem, especially for the case when a large quantity of these type of devices are deployed. This paper presents a method for automatically calibrating a wireless camera node with the ability to rotate around one axis. The method involves capturing images as the camera is rotated and computing the homographies between the images. The camera parameters, including focal length, principal point and the angle and axis of rotation can then recovered from two or more homographies. The homography computation algorithm is designed to deal with the limited resources of the wireless sensor and to minimize energy con- sumption. In this paper, a modified RANdom SAmple Consensus (RANSAC) algorithm is proposed to effectively increase the efficiency and reliability of the calibration procedure.

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ID Code: 38403
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: wireless sensor networks, camera calibration, homography
DOI: 10.1109/ISSNIP.2009.5416797
ISBN: 9781424435180
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Vision (080104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2010 08:38
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:37

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