Accession Number : ADA292246

Title :   Modeling Foreshortening in Stereo Vision Using Local Spatial Frequency.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Maimone, Mark W. ; Shafer, Steven A.

PDF Url : ADA292246

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Many aspects of the real world continue to plague stereo matching systems. One of these is perspective foreshortening, an effect that occurs when a surface is viewed at a sharp angle. Because each stereo camera has a slightly different view, the image of the surface is more compressed and occupies a smaller area in one view. These effects cause problems because most stereo methods compare similarly-sized regions (using the same-sized windows in both images), tacitly assuming that objects occupy the same extents in both images. Clearly this condition is violated by perspective foreshortening. We show how to overcome this problem using a Local Spatial Frequency representation. A simple geometric analysis leads to an elegant solution in the frequency domain which, when applied to a Gabor filter-based stereo system, increases the system's maximum matchable surface angle from 30 degrees to over 75 degrees.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER VISION, *MATCHING, *SHARPNESS, FREQUENCY, ANGLES, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, ROBOTS, SURFACES, IMAGES, GEOMETRY, PIXELS, FREQUENCY DOMAIN, STEREOSCOPIC CAMERAS, TRIANGULATION, PLAGUES.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE