Structure-from-motion for MAV image sequence analysis with photogrammetric applications

Johannes L. Schönberger, Friedrich Fraundorfer, Jan Michael Frahm

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Abstract

MAV systems have found increased attention in the photogrammetric community as an (autonomous) image acquisition platform for accurate 3D reconstruction. For an accurate reconstruction in feasible time, the acquired imagery requires specialized SfM software. Current systems typically use high-resolution sensors in pre-planned flight missions from far distance. We describe and evaluate a new SfM pipeline specifically designed for sequential, close-distance, and low-resolution imagery from mobile cameras with relatively high frame-rate and high overlap. Experiments demonstrate reduced computational complexity by leveraging the temporal consistency, comparable accuracy and point density with respect to state-of-the-art systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalThe international archives of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • 3D reconstruction
  • Close-range
  • Image sequences
  • Low-resolution
  • MAV
  • Structure-from-motion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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Structure-from-motion for MAV image sequence analysis with photogrammetric applications. / Schönberger, Johannes L.; Fraundorfer, Friedrich; Frahm, Jan Michael.

In: The international archives of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences , Vol. 40, No. 3, 2014, p. 305-312.

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