Calibration of Shared Flat Refractive Stereo Systems

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9730)


The calibration of underwater camera systems differs significantly from calibration in air due to the refraction of light. In this paper, we present a calibration approach for a shared flat refractive stereo system that is based on virtual object points. We propose a sampling strategy in combination with an efficiently solvable set of equations for the calibration of the refractive parameters. Due to the independence of calibration targets of known dimensions, the approach can be realized by using stereo correspondences alone.


Underwater camera calibration Underwater imaging 3D reconstruction 



This research has been supported by the German Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the European Social Fund under grant ESF/IV-BM-B35-0006/12.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGDRostockGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Computer ScienceUniversity of RostockRostockGermany

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