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Author Zimmermann, S. ♦ Kuban, D.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1992
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Cameras ♦ Lenses ♦ High-speed electronics ♦ Circuits ♦ Video recording ♦ Image analysis ♦ Signal analysis ♦ Performance analysis ♦ Video equipment ♦ Inspection
Abstract A camera system for omnidirectional image viewing applications that provides pan, tilt, zoom, and rotational orientation within a hemispherical field-of-view (FOV) utilizing no moving parts has been developed. The imaging device is based on the effect that the image from a fisheye lens, which produces a circular image of an entire hemispherical FOV, can be mathematically corrected using high-speed electronic circuitry. An incoming fisheye image from any image acquisition source is captured in the memory of the device, a transformation is performed for the viewing region-of-interest and viewing direction; and a corrected image is output as a video image signal for viewing, recording, or analysis. Multiple images, each with different image magnifications and pan-tilt-rotate parameters, can be obtained from a single camera. The image transformation device can provide corrected images at frame rates compatible with RS-170 standard video equipment. The device can be used for many applications where a conventional mechanical pan-and-tilt orientation mechanism might be considered, including inspection, monitoring, surveillance, and target acquisition.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation: TeleRobotics Int. Inc., Knoxville, TN, USA (Zimmermann, S.; Kuban, D.)
ISBN 0780308204
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1992-10-05
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 808.64 kB
Page Count 9
Starting Page 523
Ending Page 531


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library