A MULTI-CORE PARALLEL MOSAIC ALORITHM FOR MULTI-VIEW UAV IMAGES
- School of Geomatics and Urban Spatial Information, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 102616 Beijing, China
Keywords: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Image Mosaic, Parallel Computation
Abstract. As the spread of the error and accumulation often lead to distortion or failure of image mosaic during the multi-view UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) images stitching. In this paper, to solve the problem we propose a mosaic strategy to construct a mosaic ring and multi-level grouping parallel acceleration as an auxiliary. First, the input images will be divided into several groups, each group in the ring way to stitch. Then, use SIFT for matching, RANSAC to remove the wrong matching points. And then, calculate the perspective transformation matrix. Finally weaken the error by using the adjustment equation. All these steps run between different groups at the same time. By using real UAV images, the experiment results show that this method can effectively reduce the influence of accumulative error, improve the precision of mosaic and reduce the mosaic time by 60 %. The proposed method can be used as one of the effective ways to minimize the accumulative error.