Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W2, 287-291, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W2-287-2013
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16 Aug 2013
RELATIVE AND ABSOLUTE CALIBRATION OF A MULTIHEAD CAMERA SYSTEM WITH OBLIQUE AND NADIR LOOKING CAMERAS FOR A UAS
F. Niemeyer, R. Schima, and G. Grenzdörffer Chair for Geodesy and Geoinformatics, Rostock University,18059 Rostock, Germany
Keywords: Multi camera system, oblique camera, calibration, "Australis", UAS Abstract. Numerous unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are currently flooding the market. For the most diverse applications UAVs are special designed and used. Micro and mini UAS (maximum take-off weight up to 5 kg) are of particular interest, because legal restrictions are still manageable but also the payload capacities are sufficient for many imaging sensors. Currently a camera system with four oblique and one nadir looking cameras is under development at the Chair for Geodesy and Geoinformatics. The so-called "Four Vision" camera system was successfully built and tested in the air. A MD4-1000 UAS from microdrones is used as a carrier system. Light weight industrial cameras are used and controlled by a central computer. For further photogrammetric image processing, each individual camera, as well as all the cameras together have to be calibrated. This paper focuses on the determination of the relative orientation between the cameras with the „Australis“ software and will give an overview of the results and experiences of test flights.
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Citation: Niemeyer, F., Schima, R., and Grenzdörffer, G.: RELATIVE AND ABSOLUTE CALIBRATION OF A MULTIHEAD CAMERA SYSTEM WITH OBLIQUE AND NADIR LOOKING CAMERAS FOR A UAS, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W2, 287-291, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W2-287-2013, 2013.

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