Actuation-Assisted External Calibration of Distributed Camera Sensor Networks
Source: University of California
While cameras have the potential to enable many applications in sensor networks, to be effective they first must be externally calibrated. In prior systems, cameras, identified by controllable light sources, utilized angular measurements amongst themselves to determine their relative positions and orientations. However, the typical camera's narrow field of view makes such systems susceptible to failures in the presence of occlusions or non-ideal configurations. Actuation-assistance helps to overcome such issues by essentially broadening each camera's view. In this paper the authors discuss and implement a prototype system that uses actuation to aid in the external calibration of camera networks.