An optimal solution for mobile camera calibration

  • P. Puget
  • T. Skordas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 427)


This paper addresses the problem of determining the intrinsic and extrinsic parameters of a mobile camera. We present an optimal solution which consists of the following steps: first, the camera is calibrated in several working positions and for each position, the corresponding transformation matrix is computed using a method developed by Faugeras and Toscani [1]; next, optimal intrinsic parameters are searched for all positions; finally, for each separate position, optimal extrinsic parameters are computed by minimizing a mean square error through a closed form solution. Experimental results show that such a technique yields a spectacular reduction of calibration errors and a considerable gain relative to other existing on-site calibration techniques.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Puget
    • 1
  • T. Skordas
    • 1
  1. 1.ITMI, Filiale de CAP SESAMeylan cédexFrance

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