1543. Monocular line tracking for the reduction of vibration induced during image acquisition

David Afolabi1, Ka Lok Man2, Hai-Ning Liang3, Sheng-Uei Guan4, Tomas Krilavičius5

1, 2, 3, 4Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

2Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

5Vytautas Magnus University and Baltic Institute of Advanced Technologies, Vilnius, Lithuania

2Corresponding author

E-mail: 1david.afolabi09@student.xjtlu.edu.cn, 2ka.man@xjtlu.edu.cn, 3haining.liang@xjtlu.edu.cn, 4steven.guan@xjtlu.edu.cn, 5t.krilavicius@bpti.lt

(Received 1 November 2014; received in revised form 5 December 2014; accepted 10 March 2015)

Abstract. This article details our research in the use of monocular cameras mounted on moving vehicles such as quadcopter or similar unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). These cameras are subjected to vibration due to the constant movement experienced by these vehicles and consequently the captured images are often distorted. Our approach uses the Hough transform for line detection but this can be hampered when the surface of the objects to be captured has a high reflection factor. Our approach combines two key algorithms to detect and reduce both glare and vibration induced during image acquisition from a moving object.

Keywords: image vibration reduction, Hough transform, glare reduction, camera stabilization, quadcopter, traffic surveillance.

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Cite this article

Afolabi David, Man Ka Lok, Liang Hai‑Ning, Guan Sheng‑Uei, Krilavičius Tomas Monocular line tracking for the reduction of vibration induced during image acquisition. Journal of Vibroengineering, Vol. 17, Issue 2, 2015, p. 655‑661.

 

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