Constructing panoramic scenes from aerial videos

Erdem, Elif
In this thesis, we address the problem of panoramic scene construction in which a single image covering the entire visible area of the scene is constructed from an aerial image video. In the literature, there are several algorithms developed for construction of panoramic scene of a video sequence. These algorithms can be categorized as feature based and featureless algorithms. In this thesis, we concentrate on the feature based algorithms and comparison of these algorithms is performed for aerial videos. The comparison is performed on video sequences captured by non-stationary cameras, whose optical axis does not have to be the same. In addition, the matching and tracking performances of the algorithms are separately analyzed, their advantages-disadvantages are presented and several modifications are proposed.


Texture and edge preserving multiframe super-resolution
Turgay, Emre; Akar, Gözde (Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2014-09-01)
Super-resolution (SR) image reconstruction refers to methods where a higher resolution image is reconstructed using a set of overlapping aliased low-resolution observations of the same scene. Although edge preservation has been a widely explored topic in SR literature, texture-specific regularisation has recently gained interest. In this study, texture-specific regularisation is handled as a post-processing step. A two stage method is proposed, comprising multiple SR reconstructions with different regularis...
Image segmentation with Improved region modeling
Ersoy, Ozan; Alatan, Abdullah Aydın; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2004)
Image segmentation is an important research area in digital image processing with several applications in vision-guided autonomous robotics, product quality inspection, medical diagnosis, the analysis of remotely sensed images, etc. The aim of image segmentation can be defined as partitioning an image into homogeneous regions in terms of the features of pixels extracted from the image. Image segmentation methods can be classified into four main categories: 1) clustering methods, 2) region-based methods, 3) ...
Multi-camera video surveillance : detection, occlusion handling, tracking and event recognition
Akman, Oytun; Alatan, Abdullah Aydın; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2007)
In this thesis, novel methods for background modeling, tracking, occlusion handling and event recognition via multi-camera configurations are presented. As the initial step, building blocks of typical single camera surveillance systems that are moving object detection, tracking and event recognition, are discussed and various widely accepted methods for these building blocks are tested to asses on their performance. Next, for the multi-camera surveillance systems, background modeling, occlusion handling, tr...
Dynamic voxelization to aid illumination of real-time scenes
Yalçıner, Bora; Sahillioğlu, Yusuf; Department of Game Technologies (2016)
In this thesis, we focus on approximating indirect illumination on real-time applications to visualize realistic scenes. In order to approximate indirect illumination we provide a fast sparse voxel tree structure for highly dynamic scenes. Our system tries to cover traditional real-time animation methods including dynamic non-deforming objects and objects that deform with bone transformations. The voxel scene data structure is designed for fully dynamic objects and eliminates the voxelization of the dynamic...
Design and digital implementation of thyristor controlled reactor control
Genç, Murat; Ermiş, Muammer; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2007)
In this research work, the control system of 16 MVAr, 13.8 kV TCR will be designed and digitally implemented. A Real-Time Control System (NI CompactRIOTM Reconfigurable I/O) and a Digital Platform (NI LabVIEWTM Gcode) are used in the digital implementation of TCR control system. The digital control system is composed of reactive power calculation, firing angle determination and triggering pulse generation blocks. The performance of control system will be tested in the field. The simulation results will also...
Citation Formats
E. Erdem, “Constructing panoramic scenes from aerial videos,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.