Patent Number: 8,798,451

Title: Methods of obtaining panoramic images using rotationally symmetric wide-angle lenses and devices thereof

Abstract: The present invention provides methods of obtaining panoramic images that appear most natural to the naked eye by executing a mathematically precise image processing operation on a wide-angle image acquired using a wide-angle lens that is rotationally symmetric about an optical axis, and devices using the methods. Imaging systems using this method can be used not only in security surveillance applications for indoor and outdoor environments, but also in diverse areas such as video phones for apartment entrance doors, rear view cameras for vehicles, visual sensors for unmanned aerial vehicles and robots, and broadcasting cameras. Also, it can be used to obtain panoramic photographs using digital cameras.

Inventors: Kweon; Gyeongil (Daejeon, KR)


International Classification: G03B 37/00 (20060101); G06T 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018