Range and Vision Sensors Fusion for Outdoor 3D Reconstruction

Ghina El Natour, Omar Ait Aider, Raphael Rouveure, François Berry, Patrice Faure


The conscience of the surrounding environment is inevitable task for several applications such as mapping, autonomous navigation and localization. In this paper we are interested by exploiting the complementarity of a panoramic microwave radar and a monocular camera for 3D reconstruction of large scale environments. Considering the robustness to environmental conditions and depth detection ability of the radar on one hand, and the high spatial resolution of a vision sensor on the other hand, makes these tow sensors well adapted for large scale outdoor cartography. Firstly, the system model of the two sensors is represented and a new 3D reconstruction method based on sensors geometry is introduced. Secondly, we address the global calibration problem which consists in finding the exact transformation between radar and camera coordinate systems. The method is based on the optimization of a non-linear criterion obtained from a set of radar-to-image target correspondences. Both methods have been validated with synthetic and real data.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

El Natour G., Ait Aider O., Rouveure R., Berry F. and Faure P. (2015). Range and Vision Sensors Fusion for Outdoor 3D Reconstruction . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-089-5, pages 202-208. DOI: 10.5220/0005324302020208

in Bibtex Style

author={Ghina El Natour and Omar Ait Aider and Raphael Rouveure and François Berry and Patrice Faure},
title={Range and Vision Sensors Fusion for Outdoor 3D Reconstruction},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)
TI - Range and Vision Sensors Fusion for Outdoor 3D Reconstruction
SN - 978-989-758-089-5
AU - El Natour G.
AU - Ait Aider O.
AU - Rouveure R.
AU - Berry F.
AU - Faure P.
PY - 2015
SP - 202
EP - 208
DO - 10.5220/0005324302020208