Creating 360 View by Combining Multiple Fish-eye Images

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Freddy Gramstrup Nielsen
Compositing images from multiple cameras mounted on a car to create a bird's-eye view to assist a driver while parking is a relatively new idea. Though it has been researched in the past, it is only in recent years that car makers have begun selling these systems with their cars. This project researches the use of four fish-eye lens cameras to produce a 360 bird's-eye view. The main approach for this revolves around rectifying the input images using camera calibration, aligning the four camera images to a common ground plane, and compositing them into a single image. A secondary approach was researched as well, which revolves around projecting the input images directly onto semi-spherical surfaces in a virtual environment to produce a composite image. The results from the main approach showed that it is possible to create a 360 view using only four fish-eye lens cameras. The resulting composited view is thought to be helpful to a driver, by covering areas that would be blinds-spots if only windows and mirrors were used.
Publication date2 Jun 2016
Number of pages64
ID: 234563401