Improved 3D Scene Modeling for Image Registration in Change Detection

TitleImproved 3D Scene Modeling for Image Registration in Change Detection
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
Authorsvan Riel, S, van de Wouw, DWJM, de With, PHN
Conference NameElectronic Imaging
Date PublishedFeb 2019
Conference LocationBurlingame (CA)

This paper presents a novel method for 3D scene modeling using stereo vision, with an application to image registration. The approach constists of two steps. First, disparity estimates are refined, by filling gaps of invalid disparity and removing halos of incorrectly assigned disparity. A coarse segmentation is obtained by identifying depth slices, after which objects are clustered based on color and texture information
using Gabor filters. The second step consists of reconstructing the resulting objects in 3D for scene alignment by fitting a planar region. A 2D triangle mesh is generated, and a 3D mesh model is obtained by projecting each triangle onto the fitted plane.
Both of these extensions result in improved alignment quality with respect to the state-of-the-art, and run in near real-time using multi-threading. Furthermore, the refined disparity map may also be used in combination with the existing method.