Published in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing (VIIP2003): Benalmadena, Spain, September 8, 2003, pages 333-338.
Real-time surface registration is a key technology for the development of future remote viewing systems. An architecture for a video distribution system supporting multiple users, with individual viewpoint selection, is suggested. The approach would provide a transmission bandwidth independent of the number of users, for scalability. The proposed architecture uses a method of surface registration based on landmark-graphs. Results from 141 test trials on synthetic scenes indicate that a mean absolute positioning accuracy under 1% of the sensor field of view is possible. The mean rate for registration was 10Hz, with a standard deviation under 10%. Tests were benchmarked on a 900MHz PC. The sensor images were 200x200 pixels and contained both range and color imagery.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
2003 The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED). PDF provided by IASTED.