This paper discusses a technique used for construction of high-resolution image mosaic from a videosequence and the synchronously logged camera attitude information. It allows one to infer geometric characteristics of the imaged terrain and hence improve the mosaic quality and reduce the computational burden. The technique is demonstrated using numerical modeling and is applied to videodata collected on Rainsford Island, Mass. Calculation of the transformation relating consecutive image frames is an essential operation affecting reliability of the whole mosaicing process. Improvements to the algorithm are suggested, which significantly decrease the possibility of convergence to an inappropriate solution.
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Journal or Conference Title
International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
Sep 22 - Sep 25, 2002
Rochester, NH, USA
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Rzhanov, Yuri; Huff, Lloyd C.; and Cutter, Randy G. Jr., "Seafloor Video Mapping: Modeling, Algorithms, Apparatus" (2002). International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). 255.