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1. WO2006022855 - MULTI-CAMERA IMAGE STITCHING FOR A DISTRIBUTED APERTURE SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2006/022855
Publication Date 02.03.2006
International Application No. PCT/US2005/008956
International Filing Date 18.03.2005
IPC
H04N 5/225 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
225Television cameras
CPC
H04N 5/2259
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
225Television cameras ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules specially adapted for being embedded in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
2259Means for changing the camera field of view without moving the camera body, e.g. nutating or panning optics or image-sensors
H04N 5/232
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
225Television cameras ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules specially adapted for being embedded in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
232Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control ; ; Control of cameras comprising an electronic image sensor;
H04N 5/23238
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
225Television cameras ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules specially adapted for being embedded in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
232Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control ; ; Control of cameras comprising an electronic image sensor;
23238Control of image capture or reproduction to achieve a very large field of view, e.g. panorama
H04N 5/247
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
225Television cameras ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules specially adapted for being embedded in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
247Arrangements of television cameras
H04N 5/2624
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
262Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects ; ; Cameras specially adapted for the electronic generation of special effects
2624for obtaining an image which is composed of whole input images, e.g. splitscreen
Applicants
  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • EVANS, Daniel, Byron, Jr. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • WEYGANDT, James, Philip [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • EVANS, Daniel, Byron, Jr.
  • WEYGANDT, James, Philip
Agents
  • CAMMARATA, Michael, R.
Priority Data
60/553,98218.03.2004US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MULTI-CAMERA IMAGE STITCHING FOR A DISTRIBUTED APERTURE SYSTEM
(FR) ASSEMBLAGE D'IMAGES DE PLUSIEURS CAMERAS POUR SYSTEME A OUVERTURES REPARTIES
Abstract
(EN) Distributed Aperture Systems use multiple staring sensors (1112) distributed around a vehicle to provide automatic detection of targets, and to provide an imaging capability at all aspects. The sensor image data is 'stitched' to make the camera joints transparent to the operator. For example, images from three different cameras (1112) may be combined into a single seamless mosaic. The output mosaic is suitable for rendering on a head-steered helmet mounted display or a multifunction console display (1118).
(FR) L'invention concerne des systèmes à ouvertures réparties faisant appel à plusieurs capteurs fixes (1112) distribués autour d'un véhicule pour assurer une détection automatique de cibles et offrir une capacité d'imagerie continue. Les données d'image des capteurs sont assemblées de façon que les frontières entre caméras soient invisibles pour l'opérateur. Par exemple, des images provenant de trois caméras différentes (1112) peuvent être combinées en une mosaïque homogène unique. La mosaïque de sortie permet une restitution sur un visiocasque dirigé avec la tête ou un afficheur de console multifonctionnel (1118).
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