An iterative algorithm has been developed to determine threedimensional camera coordinates for landmarks on a rigid body, using two-dimensional image coordinates of the landmarks from a single camera. The landmarks may be coplanar or noncoplanar. The algorithm has been generalized for any number of landmarks (N ≥ 3). Monte Carlo simulation results of expected target range and attitude errors as related to range, attitude, focal length, number of landmarks and target planarity are presented. In addition, a table comparing results from previous research on pose recovery is also presented with respect to two nondimensional parameters, namely, range-size ratio (RSR) and focal-length-tonoise ratio (FNR). The concepts of RSR and FNR are very valuable in comparing results across different conditions used by different authors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)