SpringerBriefs in Computer Science

Time-of-Flight Cameras

Principles, Methods and Applications

Authors: Hansard, M., Lee, S., Choi, O., Horaud, R.P.

  • Describes the physical principles, the overall hardware architecture, and the electronic design of time-of-flight (TOF) sensors, the pre-processing and enhancement of TOF depth data, and the metric calibration of a TOF camera
  • Examines the fusion of range and parallax data, proposing a method for calibrating a mixed TOF and binocular RGB system
  • Explains how multiple TOF and colour cameras can be combined to perform full 3D scene reconstruction
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Time-of-flight (TOF) cameras provide a depth value at each pixel, from which the 3D structure of the scene can be estimated. This new type of active sensor makes it possible to go beyond traditional 2D image processing, directly to depth-based and 3D scene processing. Many computer vision and graphics applications can benefit from TOF data, including 3D reconstruction, activity and gesture recognition, motion capture and face detection. It is already possible to use multiple TOF cameras, in order to increase the scene coverage, and to combine the depth data with images from several colour cameras. Mixed TOF and colour systems can be used for computational photography, including full 3D scene modelling, as well as for illumination and depth-of-field manipulations. This work is a technical introduction to TOF sensors, from architectural and design issues, to selected image processing and computer vision methods.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Characterization of Time-of-Flight Data

    Hansard, Miles (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Disambiguation of Time-of-Flight Data

    Hansard, Miles (et al.)

    Pages 29-43

  • Calibration of Time-of-Flight Cameras

    Hansard, Miles (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

  • Alignment of Time-of-Flight and Stereoscopic Data

    Hansard, Miles (et al.)

    Pages 59-75

  • A Mixed Time-of-Flight and Stereoscopic Camera System

    Hansard, Miles (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

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eBook $29.99
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Softcover $39.95
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4657-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Time-of-Flight Cameras
Book Subtitle
Principles, Methods and Applications
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Miles Hansard
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4658-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4658-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4657-5
Series ISSN
2191-5768
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 96
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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