Accession Number : ADP000138

Title :   Automatic Generation of Depth Maps from Stereo Images,

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

Personal Author(s) : Lucas,Bruce D.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper describes an efficient technique for calculating depth maps from stereo pairs of images. This technique is based on a linear approximation to the image at each point, and was described in another form in (Lucas 81). We show how the algorithm can be augmented by smoothing the images, iterating the calculation, using weighting factors. A theoretical result concerning the performance of the algorithm is presented, and experimental results on random dot stereograms and natural images are described. ('Author)

Descriptors :   *Image processing, Optical images, Stereomapping, Maps, Matching, Automation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE