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On Vergence Calibration of a Stereo Camera System
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Modern cars can be bought with camera systems that watch the road ahead. They can be used for many purposes, one use is to alert the driver when other cars are in the path of collision. If the warning system is to be reliable, the input data must be correct. One input can be the depth image from a stereo camera system; one reason for the depth image to be wrong is if the vergence angle between the cameras are erroneously calibrated. Even if the calibration is accurate from production there's a risk that the vergence changes due to temperature variations when the car is started.

This thesis proposes one solution for short-time live calibration of a stereo camera system; where the speedometer data available on the CAN-bus is used as reference. The motion of the car is estimated using visual odometry, which will be affected by any errors in the calibration. The vergence angle is then altered virtually until the estimated speed is equal to the reference speed.

The method is analyzed for noise and tested on real data. It is shown that detection of calibration errors down to 0.01 degrees is possible under certain circumstances using the proposed method.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
Ego-motion, Self-calibration, Stereo Calibration, Stereo Camera, Vergence Calibration, Visual Odometry
National Category
Signal Processing
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84770ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX--12/4627--SEOAI: diva2:561748
External cooperation
Autoliv Electronics Sweden
Subject / course
Automatic Control
Available from: 2012-10-22 Created: 2012-10-22 Last updated: 2012-10-22Bibliographically approved

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