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1. WO2011143622 - UNDERWATER ACQUISITION OF IMAGERY FOR 3D MAPPING ENVIRONMENTS

Publication Number WO/2011/143622
Publication Date 17.11.2011
International Application No. PCT/US2011/036531
International Filing Date 13.05.2011
IPC
G01C 11/02 2006.1
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
11Photogrammetry or videogrammetry, e.g. stereogrammetry; Photographic surveying
02Picture-taking arrangements specially adapted for photogrammetry or photographic surveying, e.g. controlling overlapping of pictures
F16M 11/04 2006.1
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
11Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon
02Heads
04Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
G03B 17/08 2006.1
GPHYSICS
03PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
BAPPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
17Details of cameras or camera bodies; Accessories therefor
02Bodies
08Waterproof bodies or housings
G06T 3/40 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
3Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image
40Scaling of a whole image or part thereof
CPC
F16M 11/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
11Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon ; Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
02Heads
04Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
F16M 13/022
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
13Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles
02for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle
022repositionable
F16M 2200/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
2200Details of stands or supports
04Balancing means
F16M 2200/063
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
2200Details of stands or supports
06Arms
063Parallelogram arms
F16M 2200/065
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
2200Details of stands or supports
06Arms
065with a special structure, e.g. reinforced or adapted for space reduction
G01C 11/02
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
11Photogrammetry or videogrammetry, e.g. stereogrammetry; Photographic surveying
02Picture taking arrangements specially adapted for photogrammetry or photographic surveying, e.g. controlling overlapping of pictures
Applicants
  • GOOGLE INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • BAIRD, Justin [US]/[AU] (UsOnly)
  • TOMKINS, Lucas [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • BAIRD, Justin
  • TOMKINS, Lucas
Agents
  • MESSINGER, Michael V.
Priority Data
61/334,49313.05.2010US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) UNDERWATER ACQUISITION OF IMAGERY FOR 3D MAPPING ENVIRONMENTS
(FR) ACQUISITION SOUS-MARINE D'IMAGERIE POUR CARTOGRAPHIER DES ENVIRONNEMENTS EN 3D
Abstract
(EN) A panoramic imagery acquisition system and method is disclosed, which facilitates capture of panoramic images underwater. A panoramic camera system can be deployed underwater, and stabilized to reduce effects of movement of a seagoing vehicle. In addition to panoramic images, location data can be collected using, for example, a Global Positioning System (GPS) system. A GPS antenna can be located above water to improve location accuracy. An offset between the panoramic camera system and GPS system can be determined, and incorporated into the location data associated with captured images. Additional data can be acquired and associated with the panoramic images, including topographical data acquired using LIDAR.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système et un procédé d'acquisition d'imagerie panoramique qui facilitent la capture d'images panoramiques sous-marines. Un système de caméra panoramique peut être déployé sous l'eau et stabilisé afin de réduire les mouvements d'un véhicule en mer. Outre des images panoramiques, des données de localisation peuvent être recueillies en utilisant, par exemple, un système de positionnement mondial (GPS). Une antenne GPS peut être disposée au-dessus de l'eau afin de faciliter la précision de localisation. Un décalage entre le système de caméra panoramique et le système GPS peut être déterminé et incorporé dans les données de localisation associées aux images capturées. Des données additionnelles peuvent être recueillies et associées aux images panoramiques, y compris des données topographiques acquises en utilisant un LIDAR.
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