Precision Landmark Location for Machine Vision and Photogrammetry

Finding and Achieving the Maximum Possible Accuracy

Authors: Gutierrez, José A., Armstrong, Brian S.R.

  • Offers a detailed theoretical treatment of the CRLB
  • Addresses the problem of measurement error associated with determining the location of landmarks in images
  • Downloadable MATLAB® package to assist the reader with applying theoretically-derived results
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The applications of image-based measurement are many and various: image-guided surgery, mobile-robot navigation, component alignment, part inspection and photogrammetry, among others. In all these applications, landmarks are detected and located in images, and measurements made from those locations.

Precision Landmark Location for Machine Vision and Photogrammetry addresses the ubiquitous problem of measurement error associated with determining the location of landmarks in images. With a detailed model of the image formation process and landmark location estimation, the Cramér–Rao Lower Bound (CRLB) theory of statistics is applied to determine the least possible measurement uncertainty in a given situation.

This monograph provides the reader with:

• the most complete treatment to date of precision landmark location and the engineering aspects of image capture and processing;

• detailed theoretical treatment of the CRLB;

• a software tool for analyzing the potential performance-specific camera/lens/algorithm configurations;

• two novel algorithms which achieve precision very close to the CRLB;

• an experimental method for determining the accuracy of landmark location;

• downloadable MATLAB® package to assist the reader with applying theoretically-derived results to practical engineering configurations.

All of this adds up to a treatment that is at once theoretically sound and eminently practical.

Precision Landmark Location for Machine Vision and Photogrammetry will be of great interest to computer scientists and engineers working with and/or studying image processing and measurement. It includes cutting-edge theoretical developments and practical tools so it will appeal to research investigators and system designers.

About the authors

José A. Gutiérrez is Principal Engineer at the Innovation Center of Eaton Corporation, leading the technical activities in Wireless Sensor Networks. He received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1991, and the M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2001. Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate at the same institution. Mr. Gutiérrez is an active member of the IEEE LAN/MAN Standards Committee and Editor in-Chief of the IEEE 802.15 Working Group, Task Group 4, focused in the development of Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks. His areas of expertise include control systems, wireless communication, networking, information theory, bioelectronics, and standards development. He has two patents filed and is author of several papers in the areas of automatic control, artificial intelligence, and wireless communications.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Precision Landmark Location for Machine Vision and Photogrammetry
Book Subtitle
Finding and Achieving the Maximum Possible Accuracy
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-913-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-913-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-912-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-674-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 162
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